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#439:  Site of Grist Mill Built by Jared Dixon Sheldon

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Location:

Meiss Rd and Hwy 16, 100 ft W of Sloughhouse Inn

38.496450,-121.197369

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

Site of grist mill built by Jared Dixon (Joaquin) Sheldon 1846-47 on Omochumnes Rancho, granted to him by Mexican government in 1843. Sheldon born Vermont January 8, 1813, came to California 1832. Sheldon shot July 11, 1851, by miners in quarrel over dam he had built which flooded miners' claims.

Table placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Liberty Parlor No. 213 Native Daughters of the Golden West and Elk Grove Parlor No. 41 Native Sons of the Golden West. Dedicated May 8, 1949.

Plaque replaced by Liberty Parlor No. 213 Native Daughters of the Golden West, September 26, 1997.



David Schmitt