Jamestown was settled in 1810. Historic mention of the land Jamestown was built on goes back to 1749; for
Chautauqua Lake back to 1739. But pre-historic Native Americans visited and traversed the area perhaps
as many as 14,000 years ago. We can never know the hunting stories or the human incidents these campers
and travelers experienced locally. However, we do know a little about the relatively recent human history.
And that is what this book is about.
Historical Marker Book (PDF Large Download)
Historical Marker Committee
Clair C. Carlson
Karen E. Livsey
Arthur E. Osterdahl
B.Dolores Thompson, City Historian Emeritus
Ashley M. Senske, City Historian
Revised and updated in 2022 by Ashley Senske