Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In Memoriam: The ‘49ers
They traveled here from family hearths throughout the world to mine Sierra’s treasures from the Golden Mother Lode.
O’er claims where stood raw shacks and sailcloth tents the woodsmoke curled,
while pick and shovel, pan and sluice marked where cold waters flowed.
One hundred fifty miles of honeyed white quartz vein yielded yellow nuggets, flakes and dust of precious gold.
Men came from every walk of life to forge the camptown chain.
Where Bret Harte and Mark Twain their struggles and their triumphs told.
Jackson, Hangtown, Mokelumne Hill, Coloma, Angel’s Camp, Grass Valley, Mariposa –
All are legendary lore.
Judge them not for greed or deed of rogue and scamp, But rather for the men of heart and all they bravely bore.
What though they failed to find or finally lost their golden gleam?
Their hope and courage yet were equal to their dream.
Charles B. Garrigus
Erected by Amador County Board of Supervisors.
Location. 38° 20.961′ N, 120° 46.395′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Summit Street on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Court Street, Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Sesquicentennial Court House Site (here, next to this marker); The Court House Well (here, next to this marker); Constitution Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Excelsior Parlor 31 (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Harris Clothing Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steckler's Building (about 300 feet away); M Harris Clothing Store (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.