Jamestown (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 from streambeds and gulches during "Gold Rush." Surrounded by famous mines from which millions were extracted in later years. First mercantile business in Southern mines said to have been in Butterfield Building, built in 1850, still standing (1948).
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|Placed By||California Centinal Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 726351 N 4203594|
|Decimal Degrees||37.95176667, -120.42378333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 57.106', W 120° 25.427'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 57' 6.36" N, 120° 25' 25.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10200-10298 Donovan St, Jamestown CA 95327, US|
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