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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jim Jack’s Cabin

 
 
Jim Jack’s Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
1. Jim Jack’s Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Jim Jack was known as China Jim, the Mustard King. In the 1880’s he gathered mustard seed from the grain fields in the San Juan Valley. Jim Jack, “the big-hearted Chinaman” had that rarest of gifts, the gift of giving.
 
Erected 1973 by Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCharity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.843′ N, 121° 32.441′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker can be reached from 3rd Street near Monterey Street, on the left when traveling south. Jim Jack's Cabin is located behind the San Juan Bautista Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marentis House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fremont Peak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom
Jim Jack’s Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
2. Jim Jack’s Cabin and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); City of San Juan Bautista (approx. ¼ mile away); De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (approx. ¼ mile away); Campo Santo (approx. ¼ mile away); Patrick and Margaret Breen (approx. ¼ mile away); San Juan Bautista WW II Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
Jim Jack’s Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
3. Jim Jack’s Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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