Near Blairsden in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown
← 5 Miles
Erected 1935 by Department of Public Works — Division of Highways. (Marker Number 196.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 39° 47.303′ N, 120° 38.059′ W. Marker is near Blairsden, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on State Highway 70 ¼ mile west of Mohawk Highway Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65899 Highway 70, Blairsden-Graeagle CA 96103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnsville Firehouse (approx. Longboard Ski Races (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pioneer Ski Area of America (approx. 4 miles away); Winter in the Sierra (approx. 4.1 miles away); Thar’s Gold in Them Hills! (approx. 4.1 miles away); Emigrant Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Vardanega Spring (approx. 5.1 miles away).
More about this marker. Note: There is a similar Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown marker at the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 89 in Blairden.
Also see . . . Jamison City History - Eureka-Plumas State Park Associatio. The lure of gold brought many people to California after the initial discovery at Sutter's sawmill on the American River in 1848. Prospectors didn't find their way up to the area we now call Plumas-Eureka until 1851, when a couple of them - part of a larger group - discovered an exposed quartz ledge, rich with gold, high on the slopes of Eureka Peak. Thirty-six mines formed the Eureka Company and the rush was on. Seventy six claimants formed the Washington Company (better known as the Seventy-Six). (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2012. This page has been viewed 465 times since then. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.