California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County

California Historical Landmark 439
Sheldon Grist Mill Site
Highway 16 and Meiss Road

Site of Sheldon Grist Mill in Sloughhouse, California
12 October 2006
(Click Photo to Read the Plaque)

Sheldon Grist Mill Site

Site of grist mill built by Jared Dixon (Joaquin) Sheldon 1846-1847 on Omochumnes Rancho, granted to him by the Mexican government in 1843. Sheldon born in Vermont on January 8, 1813, came to California 1832. Sheldon shot July 11, 1851 by miners in a quarrel over dam he built which flooded miners' claims.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Liberty Parlor No. 213 Native Daughters of the Golden West and Elk Grove Parlor No. 41 Native Sons of the Golden West.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 439

Plaque replaced by Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughters of the Golden West, September 26, 1997.

The plaque for California Historical Landmark #575: Sloughhouse is also located on this property.
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