Monday, December 08, 2008

California Historical Landmark #118

Jack and I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving waymarking historical sites in Western Amador County in the rain. This was the fourteenth of twenty-one places that we stopped.

Jackson Gate
California State Historical Landmark #118

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This landmark is located on North Main Street, 1.3 miles northeast of Jackson, California in Amador County. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in Amador County. The GPS coordinates for the plaque are N 38° 22.078 W 120° 46.529.

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Jackson Gate, on the north fork of Jackson Creek, takes its name from a fissure in a reef of rock that crosses the creek. In 1850 about 500 miners worked here and the first mining ditch in the county was dug here - its water sold for $1 per inch.

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