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Fletcher Alley - Jackson, California

While the county was just getting organized in July, over 125 years ago, the Jackson town council was about to layout and name the different streets and alleys of the town.

The head of the committee was Timothy Hinckley whose descendants live in Jackson today.

Fletcher Alley

Fletcher Alley

By September the various streets and alleys had been named, and few of those names have been changed in the last century and a quarter.

One of them was Fletcher Alley, which "commenced on the east side of Main Street at the Northwest corner of Hugh B. Fletcher's house, and ran easterly to the line of incorporation."

Today we find Fletcher alley starting at the northwesterly corner of the Sanguinetti Building (134-138 Main Street), which tells you where Hugh Fletcher's house used to be.

Fletcher Alley

Fletcher Alley

Logan has requested, on behalf of the county's hundred twenty fifth anniversary committee, that the owner on the northerly side of the alley, to erect some small sign to let people know that Fletcher's alley is still a legal "alley" in the city of Jackson, having been used by persons to climb to Jackson and Summit streets for well over a century.

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Information, photographs courtesy of the Amador County Archives, The Historical Marker Database, The Chronicling America Database, and Larry Cenotto, Amador County's Historian