Camptonville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lester Allen Pelton
Lester Allen Pelton
Invented the Pelton Water Wheel
Erected 1929 by Gravel Range Lodge No.59-Free and Accepted Masons, and Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus-May 4, 1974.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 39° 27.12′ N, 121° 3.067′ W. Marker is in Camptonville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a small town square at the entrance to the town. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15265 Cleveland Avenue, Camptonville CA 95922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Acton Meek Cleveland (here, next to this marker); Robert Campton (here, next to this marker); William Bull Meek / ECV Redivivus-1932 (here, next to this marker); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M.William Bull Meek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Brown House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camptonville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The manufacturing site of the Pelton Water Wheel in Nevada City, California.
Also see . . . The Pelton Water Wheel. Lester Pelton was born in 1829 in Vermillion, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie. In 1850 he joined the influx of gold seekers to California. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 8. submitted on October 22, 2010.