Historic Jackson Downtown Tour|
Jackson - that city which gold, girls, gambling, gastronomic delights and government has kept lively for over 150 years
Sutter Creek Catholic Cemetery
We have just updated the Sutter Creek Catholic Cemetery, to include a searchable database on all the pioneer graves within the cemetery
Amador City Tour
We have just updated our Amador City Tour, and will be adding more information for this town here shortly. We hope you enjoy the tour with lots of new information and updated photos. All photos will zoom to a larger photo if you click on them. Enjoy!
Sutter Creek Tour
We have just updated our Sutter Creek Tour, and will be adding more information for this town here shortly. We hope you enjoy the tour with lots of new information and updated photos. All photos will zoom to a larger photo if you click on them. Enjoy!
Argonaut Mine Tour
The Argonaut Mine was originally known as the Pioneer Mine. The mine was discovered by two miners, James Hager and William Tudor in 1850. New historical photos and information on the Argonaut Mine.
American Exchange Hotel
In 1854 the American House hotel was a well known hotel under the direction of Dwight Crandall which also served as an office and stage shop for the Adams & Company Express.
Founded in 1851 from many claims. One of the most profitable and longest running mines. Joining with South Spring Hill Mine working till 1942
DATES OF INTEREST
April 16, 1858 - Three Chinamen hung at Jackson for the murder of M.V.B. Griswold.
August 8-9, 1862 - First Fair held in Amador County
August 23, 1862 - Fire at Jackson, destroying the town - Hanging tree at Jackson cut down
October 1862 - Fire at Volcano destroying the St. George Hotel and other property
August 8, 1863 - The Amador Wagon road opened to the public
November 17, 1863 - Stage stopped and express robbed of $2,000 between Fiddletown and Drytown.
September 1864 - Rattlesnake killed near Middle Fork, Jackson Creek, measuring eight feet and three inches in length, thirteen rattles
May 5, 1865 - Fire at Volcano. Loss, twenty thousand dollars.
October 8, 1865 - Great fire in Ione, destroying one entire block.
August 24, 1866 - Watermelon brought into Jackson from Chaleur's Ranch, Mokelumne River weighing fifty-six pounds.
January 7, 1868 - Boundaries of school districts established.