On the hill to your right stand the remains of the Argonaut Mine gallus (headframe), beneath which 47 miners were lost when a fire broke out deep in the main shaft on August 27, 1922. At that time the Argonaut was one of the deepest gold mines in North America. The disaster that occurred on that fateful day is noted as the largest gold mine disaster in North America. These brave men were from California, Texas, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Montenegro, Portugal, Hercegovina, Serbia, Illinois, Washington, Sweden, Dalmatia, Sardinia and Michigan.Buried in the Jackson City Cemetery:Elmer Lee Bacheller (California), James Clayton (California), Evan Ely (California), Edward Wiliam Fessel (Germany), Charles F. Fitzgerald (California), Ernest Miller (Illinois), Arthur W. O'Berg, son (Washington), Charles O'Berg, father (Sweden), Bert E. Seamans (California)
Buried in the Jackson Catholic Cemetery:Peter Bagoye (Austria), Rafallo Baldocchi (Italy), Domenico Boleri (Italy), Eugene Buscaglia (Italy), John Caminada (Italy), Pete Cavaglieri (Italy), Paul Delonga (Austria), A. Fazzina (Italy), V. Fidele (Italy), Simone Francisconi (Italy), Battista Gamboni (Switzerland), Timothy E. Garcia aka. Eurigue Harismendey (California), Maurice Gianetti (Italy), Giuseppe Giorza (Italy), Lucio Gonzales (Spain), Manuel Kosta (Portugal), Antonio Leon (Spain), Luis Leon (Spain), Battista Manachino (Italy), Pio Oliva (Italy), Emanuel Olobardi (Italy), Aldino Piagneri (Italy), Giovanaria Guzzu (G. Ruzzi) (Sardinia), Domenico Simondi (Italy), George L. Steinman (Michigan), Daniele Vilia (Sardinia), Cesare Zanardi (Italy)
Buried at St. Sava:Rade Begovich (Serbia), Mihailo Jovanovich (Montenegro), Marko Janovich (Serbia), Jevto Kovac (Hercegovina), Scepo Marinovich (Serbia), Jovo Maslesa (Hercegovina), Todor Miljanovich (Hercegovina), Elija Pavlovich (Dalmatia), Niko Stanicich (Serbia), Mihailo Vujovich (Hercegovina, Rade Lajovich (Serbia.
"From the Lowest Place Unto the Highest, God Has Taken 47 Sons of Amador" - Stockton Record 1922
Italian Benevolent Society · Dr. Elizabeth and Steven Pinotti