Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Argonaut Mine Tragedy 1922
(Jackson City Cemetery)
Erected 1977 by Societa di Unione e Beneficenza Italiana, August 28, 1977.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1922.
Location. 38° 21.155′ N, 120° 46.39′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from Church Street, 0.2 miles south of North Main Street. The marker is in the cemetery directly across from 415 Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson CA 95642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Pioneer Jewish Synagogue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Miners' Graves (about 600 feet away); Brown Home (about 600 feet away); Krabbenhoft Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Labor Day Celebration Leam's Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original site of Mel and Fayes Diner (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Regarding Miners' Graves. The Serbian victims of this tragedy are interred at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church cemetery off of N. Main Street and the Italian, and other Catholic, victims rest in the Catholic Cemetery next to this one, the Jackson City Cemetery.
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1. THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, August 28, 1922. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
2. California Mining / The Argonaut Disaster. "On Sunday evening August 27, 1922 one of the worst mining disasters in California history took place at the Argonaut Mine. On a very warm night some 47 miners were trapped almost one mile underground when a fire erupted. Toxic gas and smoke filled the mine. Probably the first knowledge the miners had that something (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.