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Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Water Wheel

 
 
Water Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
1. Water Wheel Marker
Inscription. Water wheels were commonplace to the gold mining regions, providing power for mining and milling operations. Powered by water the wheel was attached to a series of belts and gears which turned the machinery to crush the ores. This water wheel was installed around 1902 by the Angels Mining Company. This wheel is set up to operate a stamp mill. The undated photograph above shows this same water wheel as it was operating sometime in the early 20th century.
 
Erected by Angels Camp Museum.
 
Location. 38° 4.579′ N, 120° 32.827′ W. Marker is in Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street/Golden Chain Highway (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located on the rear display grounds of the Angels Camp Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 584 South Main Street, Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hogarth Stamp Mill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Hogarth Stamp Mill (here, next to this marker); The Hogarth Family (here, next to this marker); Gold Furnace
The Water Wheel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
2. The Water Wheel and Marker
(here, next to this marker); Whim (here, next to this marker); The Monitor (here, next to this marker); Lightner Mine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Vietnam Era Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Angels Camp.
 
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The Water Wheel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
3. The Water Wheel and Marker
Information on Display image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
4. Information on Display
Click on photo to read the insert originally printed in the 1968 Calaveras County Fair program.
Information on Display image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
5. Information on Display
Click on photo to read an article published in the San Andreas Independent November 14, 1857.
View of the Water Wheel Connected to the Stamp Mill image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
6. View of the Water Wheel Connected to the Stamp Mill
Rear View of the Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
7. Rear View of the Water Wheel
Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
8. Water Wheel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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