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Near North Columbia in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shoot (Chute) Hill

 
 
Shoot (Chute) Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
1. Shoot (Chute) Hill Marker
Inscription. Local historians relate that water from high mountain lakes flowed thru a 500’ wooden ‘chute’ which led to a huge square tank or pressure box behind Campsite 29. Here it entered a 3’ pipe reduced to gain pressure to 2’, then down hill 200’ to the hydraulic monitors at the mine.
 
Erected 1971 by E Clampus Vitus, Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart, No. 10 (re-dedicated 1979).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.51′ N, 120° 54.227′ W. Marker is near North Columbia, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from North Bloomfield Road. Click for map. The marker is located opposite Camp Site #28 at the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park's Chute Hill Campground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24126 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Bloomfield School (approx. half a mile away); Giant (approx. half a mile away); Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area
Shoot (Chute) Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. Shoot (Chute) Hill Marker
(approx. half a mile away); St. Columncille's Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Lake City (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Columbia.
 
More about this marker. Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is located approximately 22 miles north of Nevada City off of State Highway 49.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hydraulic Mining - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Gold Fever, Giant Gold Machines - Hydraulic Mining. (Submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Malakoff Diggings State Historical Park, Hydraulic Mining
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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