California Historic Landmarks


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Don Pedro Reservoir covers the historic town of Jacksonville
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Landmark Number: 419
Location: Vista point at N approach to Don Pedro Bridge, State Hwy 120 (PM 19.4), 3.5 mi SE of Chinese Camp, Tuolumne County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque


Near this site stood the historic town of Jacksonville, now innundated by the waters of Don Pedro Reservoir. The town was settled by Julian Smart, who planted the first garden and orchard in the spring of 1849, and named for Colonel A. M. Jackson. In 1850 it was the pricipal river town in the area and the center for thousands of miners working the rich bed of the Tuolumne River.
from California Historical Landmarks

The official state marker plaque.



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