Near Washington in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Alpha and Omega
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 628-629.)
Location. 39° 18.913′ N, 120° 45.146′ W. Marker is near Washington, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on State Highway 20, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington CA 95986, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ormonde (approx. 3.1 miles away); Emigrant Trail to Nevada City (approx. 3.3 miles away); The History of This Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Washington (approx. 3.9 miles away); Washington Elementary School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Brimskill Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Kohler Building (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Washington (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker.
The Alpha Mine produced in excess of $1,500,000 in gold. It was worked out by 1880. The Omega produced over $2,500,000 by 1880 and was operated off and on until 1949.
Also see . . . Alpha Hydraulic Diggings - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016.