Who Was Marie Suize Pantalon?
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Who Was Marie Suize Pantalon?

Date: Mar 06, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kennedy Gold Mine - 209-223-9542
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Please join other Historical Society members and history lovers for a free event being held at the Kennedy Mine in Jackson on March 6, 2024. This special evening includes a screening of the 30-minute PBS film, “Marie Suize Pantalon, Itinerary of a Pioneer” by filmmaker François Gaillard. François Gaillard will be in attendance personally, providing additional commentary and Q&A.

Jean Marie Suize, AKA Madame Pantalon, was California’s first and foremost feminist in 1852, gaining fame and arrest for her then scandalous attire by dressing as a man. But Madame Pantalon also garnered fame and fortune in gold mining, ranching and farming. She was among California’s first commercial wine producers with a 300-acre farm and thousands of vines, producing 12,000 gallons of wine and 600 gallons of brandy annually. Yet, she died a pauper and is buried in an unmarked grave in Jackson’s Catholic cemetery.

The event is scheduled from 6pm to 8pm, inside the Kennedy Mine’s Change House, with light refreshment being served. The event is entirely free, and co-sponsored by the Amador County Historical Society. Please come & join with other history buffs for a very entertaining evening.

For more information or any questions, please contact Lucy Hackett as 209-304-5780

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