Site of Grist Mill built by Jared Dixon (Joaquin) Sheldon 1846-47 on Omochumnes Rancho, granted to him by Mexican Government 1843. Sheldon born Vermont January 8, 1813, came to California 1832. Sheldon shot July 11, 1851, by miners in quarrel over dam he built which flooded miners' claims.
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Liberty Parlor No. 213 Native Daughters and Elk Grove Parlor No. 41 Native Sons of the Golden West. Dedicated May 8, 1949.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 439
Plaque replaced by Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughters of the Golden West, September 26, 1997.