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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jamestown

 
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Jamestown, California and Vicinity
    Tuolumne County (136)
    Alpine County (35)
    Calaveras County (125)
    Madera County (38)
    Mariposa County (87)
    Mono County (76)
    Stanislaus County (55)
 
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1California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — “Railtown 1897”
Location of general offices and maintenance shops for the Sierra Railroad, 1897 – 1955. Steam passenger excursion trains operated, 1971 – 1979. The railroad served many Mother Lode mines and was a trunk line for the Sugar Pine . . . — Map (db m32308) HM
2California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — 75 Pound Nugget
In 1848 a 75 pound nugget was found in Woods Creek which flows through our park — Map (db m53276) HM
3California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Community Hall / Jamestown Justice Court
Built circa 1910 as Klein and Baum commercial building. Purchased by County of Tuolumne in 1955 by Resolution 39 of Board of Supervisors, Kerr, Dondero Millard, Nicholls and Williams, “for use as a Justice Court and other public . . . — Map (db m33684) HM
4California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Jamestown― Gateway to the Southern Mines ―
Founded in 1848, one mile from the first gold find in Tuolumne County, at Woods Crossing. Arriving in 1849, Col. George F. James, a merchant popular for supplying free champagne to patrons, was elected acalde, and the town was dubbed . . . — Map (db m33668) HM
5California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Jamestown Branch Jail
California’s gold country was in the midst of a second gold rush when the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors approved construction of a Jamestown Branch Jail. It was designed by Sonora architect C.W. Ayers and built by A.S. Thomas for $1060.00, it . . . — Map (db m33671) HM
6California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Jamestown United Methodist Church
"Built and paid for in 1852 partly by the gamblers and partly by the good people of Jamestown for the use of all sects on Sundays and for educational purposed on week days." – Mulford / 1860's. Deeded to Methodist Episcopal Church June 6, . . . — Map (db m69733) HM
7California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — 431 — Mark Twain Bret Harte TrailJamestown (Also Called Jimtown)
Known as gateway of Mother Lode and to southern mines, gold first discovered in Tuolumne County west of this point at Woods Creek by James Woods shortly before town was founded by Col. George James, August 8, 1848. Large quantities of gold recovered . . . — Map (db m2304) HM
8California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — National Hotel
This historic Gold Rush Landmark, built in 1859 by Heinrich Neilson as the Hotel Europe, housed miners and notables: offered lodging, meals and a saloon. The original building was badly damaged by fire of 1901 and 1927. Renamed the . . . — Map (db m33676) HM
9California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — 8 — Ramirez – Preston BuildingEarly 1850’s
Ignacia Ramirez, female pioneer and native of Mexico, earliest known owner of this Gold Rush building. Upstairs meeting hall of St. James Masonic Lodge #54, acquired 1877 by R.A. Preston. Jamestown Post Office in 1930’s; later medical office of Dr. . . . — Map (db m33781) HM
10California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Red Light District
Dedicated to the Historic Site of The Red Light District One of the original six houses on Smoke Street — Map (db m33680) HM
11California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Rocca ParkJohn Rocca — Born in Italy —
Passed away July 6, 1921 at the family home on Algerine Road at the age of 77. John Rocca was a man of strong personality and rare business judgement. He gained a wide host of friends and accumulated land and business undertakings which he managed . . . — Map (db m42665) HM
12California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Sierra Railroad
California’s Mother Lode short line Incorporated in 1897 by T.S. Bullock and W. Crocker. That first ran 35 miles from Oakdale to Jamestown then north to Angels Camp and south to Hetch-Hetchy. — Map (db m32364) HM
13California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — 1053 — Sierra Railway Shops
Between 1897 and 1955 this shops[sic] complex, including freight house, roundhouse, turntable and car shops, was Sierra Railway's main locomotive and car maintenance facility. Sierra served the hardrock mining and lumbering industries, and assisted . . . — Map (db m92876) HM
14California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — St. James Church
Site St. James Church 1854 - 1915 — Map (db m58947) HM
15California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — 9 — The Emporium – 1897
C.H. Wilson, architect and builder of department store for J.W. Witney & Sons. Acquired by Moses Arendt within year. Mercantile and telephone exchange in early 1900’s. In 1928, sold to Jim Porter and Peter Barendregt. Jake Barendregt, Sr. operated a . . . — Map (db m53275) HM
16California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — The Humbug Mine
The Humbug Mine was situated on the east slope of Table Mountain near Jamestown. It was the richest mine of its kind in the Mother Lode. Producing more than $4,000,000 worth of gold in its heyday. Due to the geology of the mountain, the mine . . . — Map (db m102043) HM
17California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — The Willow
Est. and in continuous operation since 1862. “The Willow Hotel” was named for the trees that were growing here long before the Gold Rush started. In its heyday The Willow hosted President McKinley, Mrs. Robert E. Lee and . . . — Map (db m33720) HM
18California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — Woods Crossing — Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —
Tuolumne County history begins here. Early in 1848 a party of Philadelphia prospectors under the leadership of James Woods discovered gold 500 feet south east of this marker, where the old road crosses the creek now bearing Woods’ name. James . . . — Map (db m5782) HM
 
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