Fort Jones

Fort Jones (HM1BYM)

Location: Fort Jones, CA 96032 Siskiyou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 36.401', W 122° 50.515'

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Established 1860

The discovery of gold in the early 1850's brought miners, businessmen and the army to this valley, with the army establishing a post in 1852.

Improvements to the old trail were completed in 1854 allowing freight and stagecoaches to travel the new extension of the Oregon to California Stage Route south to Callahan by 1860. Trading posts, stage and freight stops as well as the new town of Fort Jones were established.

Businesses from Deadwood and other mining communities, like Carlock's general store (located below the Masonic Lodge across the street) featured a safe to "hold & keep safe" the miner's gold. With a reputation for honesty and professionalism, Carlock became an important civic leader and formed the Carlock Banking Company, later to be named Scott Valley Bank in 1910.

Dedicated Sept. 4, 2010 by
Humbug Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus 73
& Scott Valley Bank
Year Placed2010
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Scott Valley Bank
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 513172 N 4606120
Decimal Degrees41.60668333, -122.84191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.401', W 122° 50.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 24.06" N, 122° 50' 30.90" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 Sterling St, Fort Jones CA 96032, US
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