Yankee Jim's

California State Historic Landmark 398

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

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SE corner of Colfax-Foresthill and Spring Garden Rds, 3.0 mi NE of Forest Hill.
GPS coords: 39° 01.748 N/120° 51.687 W

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