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

Ormonde

 
 
Ormonde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
1. Ormonde Marker
Inscription. The town of Ormonde was established here in 1887. Downstream, across the mouth of Canyon Creek was Canyonville 1850, and upriver approximately 4 miles was Maybert 1886. These towns were part of the Upper Washington Mining District and were the furthest upstream of the serious mining ventures along the South Yuba. During its brief history the district yielded 17 million dollars in gold, but by 1897 it was nearly totally abandoned. The remains have since been obliterated by flooding.
 
Erected 1990 by E Clampus Vitus, Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart, Chapter No. 10.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.594′ N, 120° 44.933′ W. Marker is near Washington, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Maybert Road. Click for map. The marker is located 3.5 miles east of Washington (beyond the Canyon Creek Bridge), at the Golden Quartz Picnic Ground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18289 Maybert Road, Washington CA 95986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brimskill Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Washington Elementary School (approx. 2.7 miles away);
Ormonde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. Ormonde Marker
Kohler Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Washington (approx. 2.8 miles away); Alpha and Omega (approx. 3.1 miles away); Emigrant Trail to Nevada City (approx. 4.6 miles away); The History of This Area (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
 
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The South Yuba River. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
3. The South Yuba River.
Canyon Creek Bridge may be seen in the distance.
Canyon Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
4. Canyon Creek Bridge
Canyon Creek Bridge was registered as a Nevada County Historical Landmark on February 6, 1996. It is located on Maybert Road at Canyon Creek, 3.3 miles east of Washington. Description from Exploring Nevada County by the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission: "The Canyon Creek bridge was built in 1895 by Cotton Brothers and Co. of Oakland, California, for $1725. Completed two years earlier than the Old Auburn bridge, it is of similar construction and design. Underneath it is the reservoir that supplies water to the residents of the town of Washington. Canyon Creek is a major tributary of the South Yuba River, and the scenic view of the rapids and falls above the bridge is outstanding."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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