High Sierra Social History: The Life, Times, and Home of Virgilio Sebastiano Garbarini

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 06 March 2018


High Sierra Social History

The Life, Times, and Home of Virgilio Sebastiano Garbarini

Vestiges of Amador Transplanted History – The Virgilio Sebastiano Garbarini Home,
Ledger Dispatch, March 4, 2018.


Amador County Social History

"...the history of the beautiful two-story Victorian home that sits on the Grace Fellowship property...on Highway 49 south of Jackson"

"He constructed a three-stamp mill and two arrastras at the Ginocchio and Raggio Mine, a four-stamp steam mill at Rancheria, and a 20-foot diameter arrastra at the Spagnoli Mine. The latter was powered by a 60-foot wooden overshot water wheel also constructed by Giuseppe."

"His obituary noted him as a man of “mechanical genius” under whose supervision “the majority of the big mills at the mines of this county were erected.” "

"In 1902, the family now numbered the parents and nine children. They were living in a modest rental home in Jackson. V.S. decided that it was time to build a large commodious abode to house his brood. Construction of the sturdy two-story Victorian began in March of that year and by August the family had moved in."

"When Jackson was incorporated in 1905, he was elected as the first mayor."

This article is worth a read for the fabric of social life it reveals.



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