Wednesday, December 10, 2008

California Historical Landmark #41

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

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California State Historical Landmark #41

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This landmark is located on State Highway 49 at county line, 4.0 miles south 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° 18.770 W 120° 43.229.

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The Mokelumne River was mined at this point in 1848. Established in 1849, the Whale Boat Ferry operated until the first bridge was built, about 1852.

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