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Near Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Giant

 
 
Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 25, 2006
1. Giant Marker
Inscription. This monitor was used at the now closed La Grange Mine near Weaverville in Trinity County and is similar in size to those used at the Malakoff to wash down the gravel hillsides.

It was obtained through a joint effort of E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter, Weaverville, and Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter, Nevada City.
 
Erected 1967 by E Clampus Vitus Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.08′ N, 120° 53.988′ W. Marker is near Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bloomfield Road and Relief Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on North Bloomfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Columncille's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Bloomfield School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shoot (Chute) Hill (approx. half a mile away); Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Giant.
Giant Monitor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 25, 2006
2. Giant Monitor and Marker
A monitor is a high-pressure water cannon used in what was known as hydraulic mining for gold. After the mountainside was blasted open, these monitors washed the gravel down to sluice boxes that separated gold from gravel.
 
Also see . . .  Pressure Builds to End Hydraulic Gold Mining. article by Don Baumgart on the Nevada County Gold (ncgold.com) website. (Submitted on February 11, 2007.) 
 
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Quitman Lodge No. 88, F. & A. M. Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 25, 2006
3. Quitman Lodge No. 88, F. & A. M. Plaque
Chartered 1855. Merged with Nevada Lodge No. 13, 1911. Rebuilt temple dedicated June 12, 1977, by Kermit A. Jacobson, Grand Master of Masons CA. & HI.
Quitman Lodge No. 88, F. & A. M. image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 25, 2006
4. Quitman Lodge No. 88, F. & A. M.
Tablet is on the bottom side of the building, at the ground line. Monitor is just visible in the distance on the left.
Giant Monitor Near the Quitman Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 25, 2006
5. Giant Monitor Near the Quitman Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,080 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 9, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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