Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1965 by Hydraulic Parlor No. 56 Native Sons of the Golden West.
Location. 39° 15.746′ N, 121° 1.048′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Broad Street near Union Alley. Touch for map. Marker is located at Calanan Park located across the street from the National Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Broad Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hydraulic Gold Mining 21-Inch Gate Valve (here, next to this marker); Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” (a few steps from this marker); Shaft Drill Core (a few steps from this marker); The National Hotel (within shouting distance of this National Exchange Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelton Water Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
Also see . . .
1. Giant Gold Machines - Hydraulic Mining. “An ancient northern California river once laid down an immense bed of gold-bearing gravel. There had to be an easy way of getting down to the ancient streambeds now buried in the mountains. There was: hydraulic mining.” (Submitted on February 18, 2011.)
2. Hydraulic Mining and Controversy 1851-1893. From 1879 to 1884, a series of legal battles raged within various California courts. Various injunctions against individual mining firms were issued, revoked, and frequently ignored. (Submitted on February 18, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 18, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.