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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.
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 1870s, 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.
 
Location. 39° 20.3′ N, 120° 55.926′ W. Marker is in North Columbia, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Bloomfield Road. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
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); 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.
Vertical Shaft to the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Justin Ames, circa June 2008
2. Vertical Shaft to the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel
2 miles away); North Bloomfield School (approx. 2 miles away); Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. 2.6 miles away); Giant (approx. 2.7 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 . . .
1. The Velvet Rocket - Humbug Trail. A blog by Justin Ames, aka The Velvet Rocket, on the Humbug Trail. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. The North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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These picnic tables rest on tailings drained by the North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel. image. Click for full size.
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.
By Justin Ames, circa June 2008
4. Humbug Creek Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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