Blairsden-Graeagle in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown
‹— 5 Miles
Erected 1935 by Department of Public Works — Division of Highways. (Marker Number CHL 196.)
Location. 39° 47.303′ N, 120° 38.059′ W. Marker is in Blairsden-Graeagle, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Highway 70 and 89 (State Highway 70 / 89) ¼ mile north of Mohawk Highway Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65899 Highway 70, Blairsden-Graeagle CA 96103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mohawk Hotel and Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Jamison City (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnsville Firehouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Longboard Ski Races (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pioneer Ski Area of America (approx. 4 miles away); Winter in the Sierra Thar’s Gold in Them Hills! (approx. 4.1 miles away); Emigrant Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairsden-Graeagle.
More about this marker. Note: There is a similar Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown marker at the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 89 in Blairden.
Also see . . . Jamison City History - Eureka-Plumas State Park Associatio. The lure of gold brought many people to California after the initial discovery at Sutter's sawmill on the American River in 1848. Prospectors didn't find their way up to the area we now call Plumas-Eureka until 1851, when a couple of them - part of a larger group - discovered an exposed quartz ledge, rich with gold, high on the slopes of Eureka Peak. Thirty-six mines formed the Eureka Company and the rush was on. Seventy six claimants formed the Washington Company (better known as the Seventy-Six). (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.