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

Compressed Air Engine

 
 
Compressed Air Engine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
1. Compressed Air Engine Marker
Inscription.  This engine, powered by compressed air, began operation in the late 1880’s and ceased around 1909. The engine was used to remove gold ore from the Red Point Mine, located approximately 12 miles north-east of Foresthill. This area, mined heavily from the mid 1800’s to the last part of that century, yielded as much gold, for the area of ground being worked, as any other area in California. Nearly five million dollars is believed to have been taken from the mines on the main Foresthill Ridge. Mining equipment donated by Hughes Brothers, Foresthill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 39° 1.295′ N, 120° 48.997′ W. Marker is in Foresthill, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Street and Soap Street, on the left when traveling east on Harrison Street. The Compressed Air Engine is located at LeRoy E. Botts Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24601 Harrison Street, 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
The Compressed Air Engine Marker is located on the end of the last dump car. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
2. The Compressed Air Engine Marker is located on the end of the last dump car.
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. Foresthill General Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forest Hill (about 500 feet away); Foresthill School Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Foresthill Protestant Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yankee Jim's (approx. 2½ miles away); First Mining Ditch (approx. 2½ miles away); The Josephine Mine Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foresthill.
 
Compressed Air Engine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
3. Compressed Air Engine
LeRoy E, Botts Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
4. LeRoy E, Botts Memorial Park Marker
Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
5. Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall Plaque
Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
6. Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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