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Calistoga in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oat Hill Mine Road

 
 
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By Loren Wilson, August 20, 2007
1. Oat Hill Mine Road Marker
Inscription.  Just a stones throw to the north, running through the Palisades, is Oat Hill Mine Road. A narrow and picturesque trail today, it was once used to carry over 160,000 flasks of quicksilver valued at more than $5,000,000 from the Oat Hill Mine to the railhead in Calistoga. Deep grooves cut in the rock by freight wagons are still visible. Built by the county in 1893, it was used by many travelers who could not afford the high price of passage on nearby Lawly Toll Road.
 
Erected 1998 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 35.341′ N, 122° 34.645′ W. Marker is in Calistoga, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, on the left when traveling north on County Highway 29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calistoga CA 94515, 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. Calistoga Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount View Hotel
Oat Hill Mine Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, August 20, 2007
2. Oat Hill Mine Road Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Calistoga City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Calistoga Sam Brannan Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Faithful Steam Well (approx. 1.4 miles away); Schramsberg (approx. 3˝ miles away); Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calistoga.
 
Oat Hill Mine Road image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson
3. Oat Hill Mine Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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