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Anthony Caminetti

Anthony Caminetti is probably the most well-known of Jackson's Italian sons. He was born just north of Jackson, at Jackson Gate, on July 30, 1854. As a young man, Anthony attended law school and set up practice in jackson with Senator Farley. In 1879, he took the office of district attorney, followed by service in the state assembly in 1883 for several non-consecutive terms.

In 1886, he was elected to the state senate. While in office, among his many achievements, he wrote the bill to erect a statue commemorating James Marshall's discovery of gold at Coloma, introduced the bill establishing California's Admission Day, and was instrumental in the formation of the Preston School of Industry at Ione.

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