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Winterhaven in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Picacho Mines

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
1. Picacho Mines Marker
Inscription. Opened by placer miners after 1852, the gold mines expanded into hard rock quarrying by 1872. Picacho employed 700 miners at its peak from 1895 to 1900. Mill accidents, low ore quality, and the loss of cheap river transport with the building of Laguna Dam, led to numerous periods of inactivity. With ores far from worked out, the Picacho mines using modern techniques again resumed operations in 1984.
 
Erected 1985 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus and the Imperial Valley Pioneers Historical Society. (Marker Number 193.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 58.314′ N, 114° 38.11′ W. Marker is in Winterhaven, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on Picacho Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Picacho Recreation Lands. Marker is in this post office area: Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picacho (approx. 3.8 miles away); World War II Bridge Test Site (approx. 12 miles away in Arizona);
Picacho Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
2. Picacho Mines Marker
Italians at the Yuma Test Branch (approx. 12 miles away in Arizona); Site of Mission San Pedro (approx. 12.8 miles away); Obregon (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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