Captain Lombardo, one of the prominent quartz miners of this County, and the owner of the Louisiana Mine, and of other valuable mining properties near by, was born in Italy. Going, at an early age to South America, he continued his travels to California, arriving in 1849. Adopting mining is a pursuit, the Captain, then as now, prominent among hiss fellow—countrymen in this land, after three years passed as a storekeeper in Jamestown and Sonora, in 1852 entered successfully into ‘‘pocket” mining in Bald Mountain. After two years of this work he removed to Cherokee, in which vicinity he has since remained, giving himself up almost wholly to quartz mining, in which his success has been marked. One of his properties, the Louisiana, above mentioned, is regarded as of very great value, and is well improved, having on it a first-rate hoisting works as well as an eight-stamp mill, all driven by hydraulic power.
“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 328-329.
Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton