Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Kennedy Mine Tailings Wheels
Location. 38° 21.809′ N, 120° 46.542′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is on North Main Street / Jackson Gate Road one mile north of Carson Pass Highway (California Route 88). Touch for map. Coming from the north on CA-49 or from the west on CA-88, upon reaching the town of Jackson, turn left and immediately left again (doubling back on yourself) onto North Main. Proceed for 1 mile and the Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels Park will be on your right. Somewhere in the vicinity of the park the name of the road changes from to Jackson Gate Road. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennedy Mine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massa (Tunnel) Adit (about 500 feet away); A. Chichizola Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Kennedy Mine Headframe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kennedy Mining and Milling Company (approx. 0.4 miles St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church (approx. half a mile away); Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich (approx. half a mile away); Amador County Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
More about this marker. The marker is under the sign at the entrance to the park's parking lot. The informational kiosk is at the far end of the parking lot. You can drive up the hill to another small lot with an overlook of the impoundment dam. The #4 wheel is there in a protective building. The #3 wheel is just below and is wrecked.
Directly across N. Main/Jackson Gate Rd. from the parking lot is a gravel trail to the top of a small hill, the #1 and #2 wheels are there. The #2 wheel is also a wreck.
There is a gravel drive and parking area a couple hundred feet back down N. Main from which you can walk to the #1 wheel and it's informational sign.
Also see . . .
1. The Kennedy Mine Tailings Wheels Park. Welcome to the City of Jackson's Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park, home of the most photographed mining relics in the Mother Lode, and iconic symbols of Jackson (Submitted on February 3, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
2. The Kennedy Gold Mine. The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California. (Submitted on February 3, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. Kennedy Tailing Wheels. The monstrous, fifty-eight foot diameter Kennedy Tailing Wheels are a one-of-a-kind creation. Although not built during the Gold Rush, these huge wooden wheels were a direct result of a Gold Rush event and are probably the most remembered artifacts of any visit to Jackson today. (Submitted on February 3, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
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