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U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch

No. 6

 

—Historic Main Street -Jackson —

 
U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 25, 2015
1. U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch Marker
Inscription.
U.S. Cavalry cordoned newspaper
office during Civil War.
Editors arrested and escorted
to Alcatraz

1855, 1865

 
Erected by Jackson Business & Community Association. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 38° 20.922′ N, 120° 46.441′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 North Main Street, Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M Harris Clothing Store (a few steps from this marker); Adam's Express Agency (a few steps from this marker); S. Harris Clothing Store (a few steps from this marker); Tellier's St. Louis Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Brumel's Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lory, Gallo Hotel & Astor House (within shouting distance of this marker); Steckler's Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangman's Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch. From the "Walking Main Street Jackson" tour brochure:
U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch Building image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 25, 2015
2. U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch Building
This is the same one-story brick raised here after the 1855 fire. It survived the 1862 fire, and new Amador Dispatch publisher William Penry bought it for his paper, later adding a second floor to house his press. The Dispatch's fiery editorials championed the South and exulted over Lincoln's assassination, thus goading the U.S. Army to padlock the paper and arrest editors Penry and L.P. Hall. A cavalry unit marched the manacled duo to its bivouac, Camp Jackson, in Ione. Anon, they did hard time for six weeks at Alcatraz. Union-supporting townsmen got their revenge, too. They torched the building, forcing Penry on his return to remove the second story's rubble. It's been one story since. This was a drug store from the 1870s to modern times.
 
Also see . . .  "Walking Main Street Jackson" Tour Brochure. This is in PDF format. (Submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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