Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Bountiful Place to Live
Recollections of Gardens Past
As a reminder of their homelands, people brought familiar plants to Columbia during the gold rush and in the years that followed. The plants were used to establish family gardens and orchards, providing seasonal vegetables and fruits, and welcome shelter during the heat of summer.
Historic varieties of fruit and nut trees from those early years may still be seen in the park. They include olives, figs, grapes, apples, pears, and plums. Most of the common vegetables of today were grown here in the past. Other trees such as elm, catalpa, tree-of-heaven, and black locust serve as reminders of Columbia’s diverse past residents.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 38° 2.136′ N, 120° 24.004′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Columbia Street on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11245 Jackson Street, Columbia CA 95310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burns Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Bixel Brewery Wilson/McConnell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Water, Precious as Gold (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prosper Rocher Brewery (about 300 feet away); A Cosmopolitan Society (about 300 feet away); Claverie Building (about 300 feet away); A Home for Immigrants (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.