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Sonora in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jacob Richard Stoker

1820-1893

 

— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
1. Jacob Richard Stoker Marker
Inscription.  “His heart was finer metal than any gold his shovel ever brought to light”. Gallant Mex. War veteran fought in principal battles. Came California, ’49, Jackass Hill, ’50. Built famous cabin, intimately associated there with Mark Twain and Gillis’ Bros. Member Tuol. Lodge No. 8, F. & A. M. Just and fair, settled miner’s disputes, helped his fellowmen and community. Famed as “Dick Baker”, in Twain’s “Roughing It”. Hero in “Jaybird and the Acorn” , “Burning Shame” etc.
 
Erected by Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce/Welfare Club/Tuolumne Lodge No. 8, F.&A.M.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 58.827′ N, 120° 22.704′ W. Marker is in Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Golden Street and Cemetery Lane on Golden Street. This marker is located in the Masonic Cemetery in Sonora. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sonora CA 95370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Jacob Richard Stoker Marker and Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
2. Jacob Richard Stoker Marker and Grave Site
marker. Sonora (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Two-Story House in Sonora (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sonora Opera Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Sonora Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Sugg House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sonora Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Sonora Plaza Well (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceWar, Mexican-American
 
Jacob Richard Stoker Marker and Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
3. Jacob Richard Stoker Marker and Grave Site
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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