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Forest Hill in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Yankee Jim's

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, December 6, 2005
1. Yankee Jim's Marker
Inscription.  Gold was discovered here in 1850 by 'Yankee Jim,' a reputed lawless character, and by 1857 the town was one of the most important in Placer County. The first mining ditch in the county was constructed here by H. Starr and Eugene Phelps. Colonel William McClure introduced hydraulic mining to this area in June of 1853.
 
Erected 1950 by The California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society. Dedicated August 20, 1950. (Marker Number 398.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 39° 1.755′ N, 120° 51.686′ W. Marker is in Forest Hill, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Yankee Jim Road and Spring Garden Road, on the right when traveling north on Yankee Jim Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foresthill CA 95631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Mining Ditch
Yankee Jim's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 6, 2005
2. Yankee Jim's Marker
(here, next to this marker); Forest Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Compressed Air Engine (approx. 2˝ miles away); Foresthill General Store (approx. 2˝ miles away); Foresthill School Bell (approx. 2.7 miles away); Foresthill Protestant Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Four Fingers (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Yankee Jim's. This site has been designated a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.398)
 
Also see . . .
1. California Genealogy: Yankee Jim’s. (Submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. California Museum; Gold Rush District - Forest Hill. (Submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,438 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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