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Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park, Jackson

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Historic Site
The Kennedy Wheels, protected by corrugated steel sheds, operated with few interruptions 24-hours a day, from 1914 until the U.S. Government closed the mine in 1942. Soon after, when the price of scrap metal soared, the wheels sheds were dismantled revealing the wheels to the world and the elements for the first time in 28 years.

They soon became a Mother Lode mining tourist attraction and were probably the most photographed relic of the quartz mining era in California. They also became part of the (City of) Jackson Wheels Park.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great for kids; lots of room to walk around. Fun to learn about mining and local history too! Check it out!  more »
  • Don't miss the wheels on the other side of the road from the parking lot. One still standing - but maybe not for long. One collapsed under its own weight.  more »
  • Tailing wheels are great to learn more about gold history. This wheel has added more info and structure to make it worth the stop.  more »
Google
  • Just saw it today . Well done . Live in the county never been there . Dog park right next to it also very nice . Didn't know we had a dog park .
  • Cool gold mining site with unique large water wheels to remove debris.
  • Nice park