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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Emigrant Jane

 
 
Emigrant Jane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2008
1. Emigrant Jane Marker
Inscription.  Drove a band of horses across the plains and from the proceeds of their sale she erected this building in 1861.
 
Erected 1954 by Marguerit Parlor No. 12, Native Daughters of the Golden West, May 13 - 1954.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 43.782′ N, 120° 47.981′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 489 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confidence Engine Company (a few steps from this marker); Confidence Hall (a few steps from this marker); Douglass – Hines Building Bricks (within shouting distance of this marker); County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker);
Emigrant Jane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
2. Emigrant Jane Marker
The "Historical Site 2" plaque to the left is from a walking tour that is no longer being used.
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In Respectful Memory of Joseph M. Staples (within shouting distance of this marker); Morning Star #20 I.O.O.F Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Maul (within shouting distance of this marker); Placerville (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Regarding Emigrant Jane. Emigrant Jane Johnson, was a hardy woman who drove a herd of horses west in 1859. It is said she earned the money to finance this building in this fashion. Jane, also known as Mary Jane Shroyers, was a successful business woman and renowned horsewoman. Source: Placerville Walking Tour Brochure
 
Emigrant Jane Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
3. Emigrant Jane Building
Buildings that contain City of Placerville Marker 1 & 2 image. Click for full size.
By Stephanie Carlson, June 26, 2009
4. Buildings that contain City of Placerville Marker 1 & 2
Locals call these buildings "Ketchup and Mustard" for the colors they have been painted.

Sculpture at the Top of Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
5. Sculpture at the Top of Building
J.G. - 1861
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,657 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Stephanie Carlson of Placerville, United States.   5. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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