Yankee Jim's

Yankee Jim's (HM7P5)

Location: Foresthill, CA 95631 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 1.755', W 120° 51.686'

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Gold was discovered here in 1850 by 'Yankee Jim,' a reputed lawless character, and by 1857 the town was one of the most important in Placer County. The first mining ditch in the county was constructed here by H. Starr and Eugene Phelps. Colonel William McClure introduced hydraulic mining to this area in June of 1853.
HM NumberHM7P5
Marker Number398
Year Placed1950
Placed ByThe California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society. Dedicated August 20, 1950
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 685114 N 4322198
Decimal Degrees39.02925000, -120.86143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.755', W 120° 51.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 45.30" N, 120° 51' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3649-3903 Yankee Jims Rd, Foresthill CA 95631, US
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