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Foresthill in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Mining Ditch

Yankee Jims Historical Landmark

 
 
First Mining Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 1, 2016
1. First Mining Ditch Marker
Inscription.  Here the first mining ditch was built by H. Starr and E. Phelps in 1851
 
Erected by Placer County Parks and Historical Restoration Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 1.754′ N, 120° 51.691′ W. Marker is in Foresthill, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Garden Road and Yankee Jim Road, on the left when traveling east on Spring Garden Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foresthill CA 95631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yankee Jim's (here, next to this marker); Forest Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Compressed Air Engine (approx. 2˝ miles away); Foresthill General Store (approx. 2˝ miles away); Foresthill School Bell (approx. 2.7 miles away); Foresthill Protestant Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Four Fingers (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foresthill.
 
First Mining Ditch Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 1, 2016
2. First Mining Ditch Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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Nov. 28, 2020