Jesus Maria, California facts for kids
|Elevation||1,043 ft (318 m)|
The community, the center of a large placer mining section, was named for a Mexican who raised vegetables and melons for the miners. It was settled in the early 1850s with a large population of Mexicans, French, Chileans, and Italians. Now it is only populated by a few families who live together and work for common goals, including a large community garden, basketball court, jungle gym for children, and a windmill to pump water.
Jesus Maria is registered as California Historical Landmark #284.
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