Monday, December 01, 2008

California Historical Landmark #506

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

Methodist Episcopal Church
California State Historical Landmark #506

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This landmark is located at 150 West Marlette, lone, California in Amador County. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in Amador County. The GPS coordinates for the plaque are N 38° 21.018 W 120° 56.043.

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The cornerstone was laid in 1862 and the church, constructed of locally fired brick, was completed in 1866. Dedicated as the Ione City Centenary Church and later popularly known as the Cathedral of the Mother Lode, this church was the first to serve the people in the area.



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