#0398 Yankee Jim's


#0398 Yankee Jim's

Site information:

At intersection of Yankee Jim's Road and Spring Garden Road, 3.0 mi NW of Forest Hill

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Yankee Jim's

Gold was discovered here in 1850 by 'Yankee Jim,' a reputed lawless character, and by 1857 the town was one of the most important in Placer County. The first mining ditch in the county was constructed here by H. Starr and Eugene Phelps. Colonel William McClure introduced hydraulic mining to this area in June of 1853.

Tablet placed by the California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society. Dedicated August 20, 1950

Registered 4/14/1948