Thursday, October 22, 2009

California Historical Landmark #419

Sharon and I stopped at this waymark after lunch on our way back from our anniversary trip to Yosemite.

California State Historical Landmark #419

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This landmark is located in the vista point at the north approach to Don Pedro Bridge, State Highway 120, 3.5 miles southeast of Chinese Camp, California in Tuolumne County. There are 19 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 50.672 W 120° 22.935.

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California Historical Landmark #419

Near this site stood the historic town of Jacksonville, now inundated by the waters of Don Pedro Reservoir. The town was settled by Julian Smart, who planted the first garden and orchard in the spring of 1849, and named for Colonel A. M. Jackson. In 1850 it was the principal river town in the area and the center for thousands of miners working the rich bed of the Tuolumne River.

California Historical Landmark #419

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