Yankee Jims, California
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Yankee Jims was once one of the largest mining camps in Placer County during the California Gold Rush. The Yankee Jim's post office operated from 1852 to 1940. The name comes from an Australian criminal who hid stolen horses at the site before gold was discovered there.
Yankee Jims today is a small town composed simply of a cluster of homes. Its population was 18 in 2016.
- California Historical Landmarks in Placer County, California
- Mining communities of the California Gold Rush
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yankee Jims, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 579. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- "Yankee Jims". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
- Mildred Brooke Hoover, Douglas E. Kyle, Historic spots in California, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2002. pp. 279-280
- Californiagenealogy.org: Directory of the County of Placer County, California 1861 listing for Yankee Jims, Placer County, California.
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