Wilson/McConnell House

Wilson/McConnell House (HM100Q)

Location: Columbia, CA 95310 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.115', W 120° 24.043'

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James Wilson, a Norwegian immigrant shoemaker, purchased the property and brick building to the right in 1869. The brick building housed his shop; living quarters were in the rear. Wilson died in 1876, leaving his widow, Rose, and 8 children. This home had been planned and she saw to its completion in 1878. Dr. and Mrs. James McConnell purchased the properties in 1941, restored the home, moving in to it in 1943. Geraldine McConnell, widowed in 1961, continued to reside here. The home was the governor's mansion for a day in 1945 when Columbia was designated a state historic monument; also, it was featured in the movie "High Noon." It is noteworthy that 2 widows, Rose, in the 19th century, and Geraldine, in the 20th century, have been responsible for the building, restoration and preservation of this landmark.
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HM NumberHM100Q
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByNative Daughters of the Golden West, Golden Era Parlor No. 90
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 728119 N 4212915
Decimal Degrees38.03525000, -120.40071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.115', W 120° 24.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 6.90" N, 120° 24' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22251-22299 Main St, Columbia CA 95310, US
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