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Jenny Lind - Calaveras County

Adobe Brick Ruin
Adobe Brick Ruin

Our last stop for the day was the "town" of Jenny Lind. I wasn't sure we would find anything as the Divisions of Mines guidebook said it was almost deserted about 1948. We found the opposite is true. There is so much new housing in the surrounding area, I began to fear we would not find the last remaining ruin.

What remains of Jenny Lind is one ruin - the side and back walls of one building that was once a grocery store. The top portion of the walls were made of adobe bricks, and the lower portion in the basement area was made up of local field stone.





Tuffaceous Sandstone Building in Jenny Lind Adobe Building Ione Silt-sandstone Quarry in Jenny Lind
Tuffaceous Sandstone Building
in Jenny Lind
Adobe Building Ione Silt-sandstone Quarry
in Jenny Lind

[ Used with permission of the California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology from Bulletin 141 (Geologic Guidebook Along Highway 49, Bulletin 141), (1948). ]



Memorial Plaque in front of the ruin in Jenny Lind reads:

Jenny Lind

Settled in the 1840's as a flourishing gold mining, cattle ranching and farming community. Dedicated on the 100th anniversary of Joaquin Parlor No. 5, Stockton, Native Daughters of the Golden West April 4, 1987

Memorial Plaque - Jenny Lind



Jenny Lind's Last Remaining Ruin ( Photo #1) Jenny Lind's Last Remaining Ruin (Photo #2)
Jenny Lind's last remaining ruin. The Upper portion ws built of adobe bricks with the outside of the wall covered with stucco.
Close-up of adobe brick wall (Photo #1) Close-up of adobe brick wall (Photo #2)
Close-up of adobe brick wall (Photo #3)
Close-up of adobe brick wall.

Close-up of basement level stone

Close-up photograph of the basement level of the ruin at Jenny Lind
built of locally quarried stone set in mortar.


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