California Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County

California Historical Landmark 319
James W. Marshall Blacksmith
Highway 193 Between Bayne Road and Kelsey Road
Built 1872-1873

California Historical Landmark #319: James W. Marshall Blacksmith Shop
James W. Marshall Blacksmith Shop
California Historical Landmark #319: James W. Marshall House in Kelsey

James W. Marshall House

Photos Courtesy of Historic American Buildings Survey
Both Photos Taken June 1926
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James W. Marshall Blacksmith

Marshall's blacksmith shop, located on the Gray Eagle Mine property, was built in 1872-73. Marshall not only was a smithy but also a qualified carpenter.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Neither the blacksmith shop nor the house has survived. (Subsequent to publishing this page, we were advised that the chimney shown in the 1926 photograph did survive and is still on the property.)

When we visited the site on 13 December 2013, we could not locate a commemorative marker. Here's a list of other California Historical Landmarks which had no bear flag plaque when we visited them.

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