NO. 439 SITE OF GRIST MILL BUILT BY JARED DIXON SHELDON, 1846-47 - Jared Dixon (Joaquin) Sheldon built his grist mill on Omochumnes Rancho, granted to him by the Mexican government in 1823. Born in Vermont on January 8, 1813, Sheldon came to California in 1832. He was shot July 11,1851 in a quarrel over a dam he had built that flooded miners' claims.
Intersection of Meiss Rd and Hwy 16, 100 ft W of Sloughhouse