Created 25-Sep-11
Modified 25-Sep-11
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"The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California. Although gold was known to be present and was mined by the Spanish and Mexicans, the California Gold Rush did not begin until after James Marshall's discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Between 1848 and 1858, California exploded from being a largely unpopulated agrarian state into a vital, fast growing and exciting part of the United States. Prospected in 1860, reorganized in 1886 and continuously run until 1942, the Kennedy Gold Mine produced approximately $34,280,000 in gold according to the CA Dept. of Conservation. One of the tallest head frames in existence today can be seen at the Kennedy Mine. The mine also had one of the largest stamp mills in the Mother Lode, moving tailings by means of huge wooden wheels, some of which are still standing."

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:California, Jackson, Kennedy Mine, gold, goldrush, mine, mining

Overlooking Jackson, CASteel Head FrameWooden Head FrameWorld of ContrastsDocent Al SkienskyAbandoned CableOld Foundation StepsRust and FeatherUnderground Foreman OfficeNuts and BoltsUnderground Foreman OfficeMore History LessonQuartz LessonMine "Skips"Trestle Going to Stamp MillStairs to the Mine OfficeResident ReptileRetort RoomRetort Furnace