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April 12, 2013
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Markleeville founder finally gets his due

Poor Jacob Markley. May 14th this year marks 150 years from the day the founder of Markleeville was shot outside his humble cabin, and much of his life still remains shrouded in mystery. But this year, at least, Markley will finally get a bit of recognition. Born on March 6, 1821, in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Markley emigrated with his family to Virginia as a youth. In the late 1840s, he arrived in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, and married Sarah Ambrosia DeAtley, the daughter of a local carpenter. Markley was apparently struck with wanderlust once again about 1860. Leaving his wife and …

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