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Colorado Historical Markers – George Jackson

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Colorado Historical Markers – George Jackson

George A. Jackson, a prospector and miner, was instrumental in the development of the Colorado gold rush and mining industry through the mid to late-1800s.

The Jackson Monument is located in Idaho Springs.

This granite monument commemorates George Jackson’s discovery of gold here in 1859. Jackson’s discovery launched the first mining boom in Clear Creek County and changed this region and state forever. The monument was unveiled at a town-wide celebration in 1909, and re-dedicated in 2009 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Jackson’s strike and the Colorado Gold Rush.