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

Humbug Creek

 
 
Humbug Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Justin Ames, circa June 2008
1. Humbug Creek Marker
Inscription.  The 7874 foot tunnel, engineered by Hamilton Smith Jr. from the Malakoff Diggings, has its outlet in Humbug Creek 1 mile up stream. In the late 1870’s, tailings from the Malakoff Diggings filled the river channel to a depth of 60 feet. Remnants of these tailings may still be seen along the banks of South Yuba River downstream from this point.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources.
 
Location. 39° 20.3′ N, 120° 55.926′ W. Marker is in North Columbia, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Bloomfield Road. The Humbug Creek marker is accessed via the Humbug Trail. The trail is 2.7 miles long and descends 800 feet to the South Yuba River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, 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. Site of Lake City (approx. 1˝ miles away); Nevada City Road - Leaving Washington Ridge (approx. 1.9 miles away);
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North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel (approx. 2 miles away); North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Julius Albert Apperson (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Columncille's Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); North Bloomfield School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Columbia.
 
Regarding Humbug Creek. See Nearby Marker North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  The North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Vertical Shaft to the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Justin Ames, circa June 2008
2. Vertical Shaft to the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel
These picnic tables rest on tailings drained by the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Justin Ames, circa June 2008
3. These picnic tables rest on tailings drained by the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel.
Humbug Creek Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Justin Ames, circa June 2008
4. Humbug Creek Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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