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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jackson, California

Clickable Map of Amador County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Amador County, CA (185) Alpine County, CA (50) Calaveras County, CA (135) El Dorado County, CA (267) Sacramento County, CA (392) San Joaquin County, CA (142)  AmadorCounty(185) Amador County (185)  AlpineCounty(50) Alpine County (50)  CalaverasCounty(135) Calaveras County (135)  ElDoradoCounty(267) El Dorado County (267)  SacramentoCounty(392) Sacramento County (392)  SanJoaquinCounty(142) San Joaquin County (142)
Jackson is the county seat for Amador County
Jackson is in Amador County
      Amador County (185)  
      Alpine County (50)  
      Calaveras County (135)  
      El Dorado County (267)  
      Sacramento County (392)  
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1 California, Amador County, Jackson — - Jackson -The Jumping Seat of Calaveras County
Judge Smith proclaimed Jackson the Seat of Justice after Clerk Collier canvassed the votes of the May 1851 election in which 1224 votes were cast for Moquelumne Hill and 1014 for Jackson. An armed party from Moquelumne Hill pursued Judge Smith to . . . Map (db m27499) HM
2 California, Amador County, Jackson — 18 — Adam's Express AgencyNo. 18 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Hot coals ignited epic 1862 fire here Reichling Bros. Assayers, Jewelers c1863Map (db m81698) HM
3 California, Amador County, Jackson — Amador County Veterans' Memorial
In memory of all men and women who honorably served in the armed forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m72084) WM
4 California, Amador County, Jackson — Anthony Caminetti
Erected by the Citizens of Amador County California in Memory of Anthony Caminetti A native of Jackson, Amador County Born July 30 1854 Died November 17 1923 District Attorney, State Senator, United States Congressman, United . . . Map (db m72067) HM
5 California, Amador County, Jackson — Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich
Very Reverend Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich The First Administrator of the Serbian Church In America – Born in San Francisco on June 21, 1863 – Died November 30, 1940 in the Monastery of Zitcha at the Age of Seventy-Seven.Map (db m13966) HM
6 California, Amador County, Jackson — 786 — Argonaut and Kennedy Mines
Argonaut Mine, discovered 1850, and Kennedy Mine, discovered 1856, played dramatic roles in the economic development of California. They produced $105,268,760 in gold. Kennedy Mine has a vertical shaft of 5,912 feet, the deepest in the United . . . Map (db m100586) HM
7 California, Amador County, Jackson — Argonaut Mine
On the hill to your right stand the remains of the Argonaut Mine gallus (headframe), beneath which 47 miners were lost when a fire broke out deep in the main shaft on August 27, 1922. At that time the Argonaut was one of the deepest gold mines in . . . Map (db m94781) HM
8 California, Amador County, Jackson — Botilleas Bordellos Reported missing
. . . Map (db m29341) HM
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9 California, Amador County, Jackson — Brown Home
Home (built 1859) of Armstead C. Brown (1816 – 1902) & son George until 1947. A.C. Brown was a lawyer, first president of Jackson City Trustees, state assemblyman 1863 – 66 & 1860 – 70, county judge 1876 – 78. Gave land to . . . Map (db m27683) HM
10 California, Amador County, Jackson — 7 — Brumel's BuildingNo. 7 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Site part of 1851-2 Calaveras Court House 1854 dedication stone in cellar 1863Map (db m81701) HM
11 California, Amador County, Jackson — 39 — Butte Store
Constructed by Italian stone mason in 1857. Served pioneer settlers and miners as post office and general store later later known as Ginocchio's.Map (db m100579) HM
12 California, Amador County, Jackson — Constitution Saloon
Constitution Saloon Circa 1860-1917 Woman's Club of Jackson 1917-1998Map (db m71557) HM
13 California, Amador County, Jackson — 141-16 — Constitution Saloon
This building was constructed circa 1860 as the Constitution Saloon, making it one of the oldest, permanent buildings in Jackson. First owned by William A. Phoenix, the first sheriff of Amador County, the brick and stone structure survived the . . . Map (db m176164) HM
14 California, Amador County, Jackson — 21 — Dr. Sharp's Drug, Ginocchio's StoreNo. 21 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Among city’s oldest brick stores. Main Mercantile store for decades 1856, c1870 - 1950Map (db m81789) HM
15 California, Amador County, Jackson — 2010-08 — Excelsior Parlor 31Native Sons of the Golden West
Excelsior Parlor #31 was organized near this site on June 28, 1884. The building was the site of See & Marshall’s Circus lot in 1851, the Fireman’s Hall from 1850 through 1862 and Mat Ryan’s Saloon until purchased by the Native Sons of the Golden . . . Map (db m71556) HM
16 California, Amador County, Jackson — Hangman's Tree
Here stood in early days the Hangman’s Tree This marker placed by Ursula Parlor No.1 N.D.G.W July 24, 1937Map (db m27881) HM
17 California, Amador County, Jackson — 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 . . . Map (db m42497) HM
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18 California, Amador County, Jackson — Jackson
In 1848, was a village of huts and tents called "Bottileas” by the Mexicans from the bottles strewn about by those who tarried here. In 1849, it was named Jackson for Colonel Jackson an early day resident. In 1853, Amador . . . Map (db m72060) HM
19 California, Amador County, Jackson — Jackson Fire Bell
This trusty bell served Jackson faithfully for over 70 years. Located in tower near courthouse. Warning of fire or other peril. Dedicated July 8, 1989 by Amador County Historical Society and Excelsior . . . Map (db m19750) HM
20 California, Amador County, Jackson — 3 — Kennedy MineArgonaut-Muldoon
Viewpoint: 50 yards west, Two of the richest gold mines in Amador County, both reached depths of over one mile. Worked until 1942. Kennedy produced $28.5 million, the Argonaut $ 25 million. Notice headframes west toward Highway 49 and tailing wheels . . . Map (db m44586) HM
21 California, Amador County, Jackson — Kennedy Mine Headframe
Gold changed an entire way of life in California during the Gold Rush. In 1860 Andrew Kennedy and three partners filed 4 mining claims of about 600 feet long. Two shafts were started near what is now Highway 49. The shafts were started, which . . . Map (db m101351) HM
22 California, Amador County, Jackson — Kennedy Mine Tailings Wheels
The first major environmental project of mother lode mining. Entered on the National Historical Register July 7, 1981, through the efforts of Clyde Berriman on behalf of the City of Jackson.Map (db m71568) HM
23 California, Amador County, Jackson — Kennedy Mining and Milling Company1860 - 1942
In the late 1850’s, Andrew Kennedy discovered gold in an outcropping of quartz. The mine produced over $34.2 million in gold, making it one of the richest gold mines in the world. With a depth of 5,912 feet, it was the deepest mine in North America . . . Map (db m19797) HM
24 California, Amador County, Jackson — 11 — Krabbenhoft BuildingNo. 11 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Dry goods store Town gym on third floor 1931Map (db m81703) HM
25 California, Amador County, Jackson — Labor Day Celebration
On this site in 1905, a double jack drilling contest took place. A 31 ½ inch hole was drilled in this granite in 15 minutes. The contest was won by Matt Thomas & Pete Vasilovich.Map (db m10777) HM
26 California, Amador County, Jackson — Law Office
Law office built circa 1860 by United States Senator from California James F. Farley Law office of Angelo De PaoliMap (db m42456) HM
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27 California, Amador County, Jackson — 10 — Leam's SaloonNo. 10 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Victorian era architectural style. Town Chinese section across the creek into 1900's. 1899Map (db m81705) HM
28 California, Amador County, Jackson — 8 — Levy & Co.No. 8 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
2010 restoration revealed original brick facade 1857Map (db m81707) HM
29 California, Amador County, Jackson — 5 — Lory, Gallo Hotel & Astor HouseNo. 5 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Wine titan Ernesto Gallo born here. Site of McKim's log Astor House. 1878, c1851Map (db m81710) HM
30 California, Amador County, Jackson — 17 — M Harris Clothing StoreNo. 17 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
With Masonic Hall & part of 33-36 Main, Jackson's oldest brick store remodeled in 20th century 1854Map (db m81711) HM
31 California, Amador County, Jackson — Martell Stage Station Reported missing
Started about 100 years ago as Ryan’s Station. In 1888 became known as Martell’s Station. This was the main terminal for stagecoaches from Amador County gold mines. Large shipments of gold bullion were made from Martell’s Station to San Francisco, . . . Map (db m70230) HM
32 California, Amador County, Jackson — 1 — Masonic Hall & Court HouseNo. 1 — Historic Main (Water) Street -Jackson —
Oldest Jackson building used as Court House after '62 fire. Long home of Masonic Lodge #65 F&AM. 1854Map (db m85625) HM
33 California, Amador County, Jackson — Massa (Tunnel) Adit
The Massa Tunnel was dug in the 1850’s on Massa Brothers' land. The tunnel extends 126’ into the east vein of the Mother Lode. Little gold was found. The Kennedy Mine acquired the property in 1898. It and the Argonaut mined the richer west vein . . . Map (db m44587) HM
34 California, Amador County, Jackson — Miners' GravesArgonaut Mine Tragedy 1922 — (Jackson City Cemetery) —
In memory of Elmer Bacheller, James Clayton, Evan Ely, William Fessel, Charles Fitzgerald, Ernest Miller, Arthur and son Charles O'Berg, and Bert Seamans who died August 28, 1922 in the Argonaut Mine Fire Map (db m94757) HM
35 California, Amador County, Jackson — Miners' GravesArgonaut Mine Tragedy 1922 — (Catholic Cemetery) —
In memory of Peter Bagoye, Rafaelo Baldocchi, Domenico Boleri, Eugene Buscaglia, John Caminada, Peter Cavaglieri, Manuel Costa, Paul Delonga, A. Fazzini, V. Fideli, Simone Francisconi, Battista Gamboni, Timothy Garcia, Maurice Gianetti, Giuseppe . . . Map (db m94774) HM
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36 California, Amador County, Jackson — 13 — Miners Restaurant & ExchangeNo. 13 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Two-story brick building after 1862 fire; late 1890's sausage factory 1863Map (db m81712) HM
37 California, Amador County, Jackson — 1 — Moore Mine
Founded and active in the 1880’s. 10 stamp mill and a 640’ shaft. Re-opened 1921 till 1929. 20 stamp mill and a 2,291’ incline shaft. Tailing dam north to Raley’s. Produced $564,624 in gold. Nearby Mines: South Jackson, Fern, Kearsling, . . . Map (db m44582) HM
38 California, Amador County, Jackson — Original site of Mel and Faye’s DinerEstablished 1956
. . . Map (db m85661) HM
39 California, Amador County, Jackson — 34 — Pioneer Hall
The Order or Native Daughters of the Golden West was organized on these premises The site of the Pioneer Hall on September 1, 1886. This tablet is placed In memory of the founding of the order by Ursula Parlor No. 1, . . . Map (db m28039) HM
40 California, Amador County, Jackson — 2 — Rocca's Hall, Theatre, ArenaNo. 2 — Historic (Water) Main Street -Jackson —
Arose after 1862 fire. Live Theatre in 19th century. Boxing ring, athletic club 1863Map (db m81791) HM
41 California, Amador County, Jackson — 16 — S. Harris Clothing StoreNo. 16 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Early 1850's stock corral. Post fire brick building, Abramofsky's Cigar Factory from 1882 1863, 1882Map (db m81786) HM
42 California, Amador County, Jackson — 12 — Sanguinetti BuildingNo. 12 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
On site of Hugh Fletcher's 1850's home next to Fletcher Alley 1869-1882Map (db m81725) HM
43 California, Amador County, Jackson — Sesquicentennial Court House Site
Voters on July 17, 1854, selected Jackson as the county seat of the new County of Amador, born that June 14 after a spirited election. Fulfilling their promise, the Jackson town trustees, at no county expense, financed construction of the first . . . Map (db m27910) HM
44 California, Amador County, Jackson — 3 — Site of 1852 Louisiana HouseNo. 3 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
National Hotel arose after 1862 fire Rejuvenated by the Lukowicz Family 2011-2012Map (db m81788) HM
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45 California, Amador County, Jackson — 865 — Site of Pioneer Jewish Synagogue
On September 18, 1857, Congregation B’nai Israel of Jackson dedicated on this site the first synagogue in the Mother Lode. High holiday worship continued until 1869 when the larger Masonic Hall was used to accommodate the congregation. The wooden . . . Map (db m100588) HM
46 California, Amador County, Jackson — St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church was erected in 1894. It is the first Serbian Orthodox church built in the U.S. Rev. Sebastian Dabovich, first Priest in this parish. Born in S.F. & reared in nearby Plymouth. Inspired his people in the early 1890’s & . . . Map (db m11514) HM
47 California, Amador County, Jackson — 14 — Stampfly's Tent, Republic HouseNo. 14 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
First two floors built in 1858 Survived 1862 fire. Globe Hotel from 1870's 1851, 1858Map (db m81760) HM
48 California, Amador County, Jackson — 15 — Steckler's BuildingNo. 15 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
A Calaveras County clerk's shanty in 1851 Masonic Lodge 2nd Floor, 1854-1862 c1863Map (db m81762) HM
49 California, Amador County, Jackson — 19 — Tellier's St. Louis SaloonNo. 19 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Town founder's tent here by '49 Nearby Hanging Tree claimed 10 c1863Map (db m81763) HM
50 California, Amador County, Jackson — The Court House Well
Under This Tablet Is The Court House Well Dug in 1851, 52 feet in depth For generations it was a main source of domestic water for the community. “Gone is the ancient equipment but still the living water flows.” . . . Map (db m27908) HM
51 California, Amador County, Jackson — The Kennedy Mine / The Argonaut Mine
- The Kennedy Mine - You are standing on property that once belonged to the Kennedy Mine. The Kennedy Mine is named for Andrew Kennedy, who reportedly discovered a quartz ledge in the late 1850s. The Kennedy Mining Company was formed in 1860 . . . Map (db m72070) HM
52 California, Amador County, Jackson — The Louisiana HouseBuilt in 1862
Known as the National Hotel from 1913 to 1962, this hostelry is built over double springs at which earlier gold seekers stopped to refresh themselves. It has been in constant operation since 1862 and has served as a focal point for “community . . . Map (db m27670) HM
53 California, Amador County, Jackson — The Old Spring
This monument marks the site of a spring that refreshed the early travelers into this region. So many bottles were found around this spring that some Chilean miners called the site "Bottileas" or place of the bottles, the first name by which the . . . Map (db m21371) HM
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54 California, Amador County, Jackson — 6 — U.S. Bakery, Early Amador DispatchNo. 6 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
U.S. Cavalry cordoned newspaper office during Civil War. Editors arrested and escorted to Alcatraz 1855, 1865Map (db m81765) HM
55 California, Amador County, Jackson — 20 — Union Hotel & Odd Fellows Hall Lodge #36No. 20 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Civil War political rallies staged here. Longtime site of Wells Fargo Agency. 1863, 1904Map (db m81787) HM
56 California, Amador County, Jackson — University of California Foothill Field Station1888 – 1903
The Foothill Station became the first University of California qualifying outlying station funded jointly by federal, state and local county sources in March 1888. The station was developed under the patronage of Senator A. Caminetti of Jackson. . . . Map (db m72065) HM
57 California, Amador County, Jackson — V. S. Garbarini, Sr.Mechanical Engineer — 1859 – 1931 —
Prominent in the mining world through his work at the Zeile, Kennedy, Argonaut & other Mother Lode mines, 1881 – 1929. His public spirit and mechanical skills led to many improvements in Jackson’s streets and bridges. First Mayor of . . . Map (db m27978) HM
58 California, Amador County, Jackson — 4 — Webb Building & Old Livery StableNo.4 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Brick livery survived 1862 fire. 1898, c1860Map (db m81766) HM
59 California, Amador County, Jackson — 9 — Weller Hardware, Pioneer HallNo.9 — Historic Main Street -Jackson —
Inventor Bussey built brick stores. Native Daughters order organized here. 1850's, 1886Map (db m81767) HM
60 California, Amador County, Jackson — Wells Fargo & Co. Express and Banking OfficeErected 1855
Dedicated to the pioneers of California by the Kit Carson Mountain Men of Jackson, Amador County June 18, 1949 An estimated $100,000,000 in gold was handled by this office. Plaque provided by Wells Fargo Bank & Union Trust . . . Map (db m27859) HM
61 California, Amador County, Jackson — Wells Fargo Building
First structure on site built in 1851. Bar portion of building erected in 1856 as drug store. Wells Fargo Express Agency moved to store briefly in 1887. Two story section built in 1858, used as a general store. Easterly one story section built in . . . Map (db m27857) HM
62 California, Amador County, Jackson — NR07000507 — William J. Paugh House
The William J. Paugh House, also known as Rosewall, is a very pure example of a Gothic Revival House. The style was most popular during the 1840's and 1850's. It was built in the late 1850's by Charles L. Parish, artist, architect and builder. . . . Map (db m28067) HM
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63 California, Amador County, Jackson — 2 — Zeile Mine and Mine HouseMine location to the southeast.
Founded in the 1860’s as the Coney Mine, operated continuously from 1875-1914. Later sold to Kennedy. Incline shaft 1865’ deep. Total production $5 million. Note powder house on road to the east.Map (db m44585) HM
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Apr. 22, 2024