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

Washington

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 19, 2010
1. Washington Marker
Inscription.  In August 1850 Washington was the highest point on the South Yuba River at which gold had been discovered with over 1,000 miners. In 1870 the Chinese out numbered the white population. The last try to strike it rich was in the 1890’s.

Washington is the last remaining village of the many that once flourished in the Washington Mining District.

Historical Notes by Robert I. & Grace I. Slyter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 21.464′ N, 120° 48.034′ W. Marker is in Washington, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Road and Alpha Toll Road on Washington Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15345 Washington Road, Washington CA 95986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Elementary School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brimskill Building (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Washington
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. Washington Marker
(about 500 feet away); Kohler Building (about 600 feet away); Ormonde (approx. 2.8 miles away); Nevada City Road - Opposite Washington Diggings (approx. 2.8 miles away); Emigrant Trail to Nevada City (approx. 2.9 miles away); The History of This Area (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  History of Washington. Occupied since 1849, this scenic site was once a flourishing mining town of 3,000. There were hotels, restaurants and stores with supplies for the miners. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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