Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:39

Jackass Hill takes its name from mules that clustered around it when it was a pack-train stop.  It became a placer-mining boom town in 1848.  "By the time Clemens arrived there in early December 1864, the camp was a pale shadow of its former glory."  Clemens spend almost three months there with Dick Stoker, Jim and William Gillis, and their cat Tom Quartz.

37° 59' 54" N , 120° 28' 37" W
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