James A. Hall

James A. Hall (HM16NT)

Location: Watsonville, CA 95076 Santa Cruz County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 56.491', W 121° 44.494'

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An accomplished attorney and Watsonville mayor, James A. Hall was an adventurer at heart. In the summer of 1900, he set out to find a lost mining claim near Teller, Alaska. Before too long, he was lost himself. Without provisions and clad in summer attire, he wandered aimlessly for 68 days. Starving and near death, he was found at last by two hunters. His book documenting the ordeal "Starving on a Bed of Gold" is a rare look at one of Watsonville's pioneers.
HM NumberHM16NT
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1989
Placed ByMonterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846, E Clampus Vitus,
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 612058 N 4089124
Decimal Degrees36.94151667, -121.74156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 56.491', W 121° 44.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 56' 29.46" N, 121° 44' 29.64" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2433 E Lake Ave, Watsonville CA 95076, US
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