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Main Street, Ione, CA
ca. 1918
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Amador County is the only county in the state of California to be named after a native Californian, Jose Maria Amador, a soldier, rancher and miner, who was born in San Francisco in 1794 to Sergeant Pedro Amador, a Spanish soldier who settled in California in 1771. In Spanish the word Amador means "one who loves". Jose and his native Americans mined along a creek in 1848 and 1849. This creek became known as Amadore's Creek, and soon after, camps called Amadore Crossing and South Amadore or Amadore City were founded. Jackson is the county seat of Amadore county. The most prominent historical landmark is the Kennedy Mine which began operation in 1860 till it's closure during World War II in 1942, it was the deepest gold mine in North America, 5,912 feet.  


 

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