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

American Hill Diggings

 
 
American Hill Diggings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, February 10, 2007
1. American Hill Diggings Marker
Inscription. On this site in April 1853 Edward E. Matteson developed one of the first hydraulic mines. An operation in which gold was washed from great quantities of earth with high pressure streams of water.

The method used here became a standard of the mining industry through out the world.

Dedicated October 2, 1976, Wm. Bull Meek–Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.

The hydraulic monitor, pipe & gate valve displayed here was installed by Native Sons of the Golden West, Hydraulic Parlor 56. Nevada City
January 2006.
 
Erected 1976 by Wm. Bull Meek–Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.006′ N, 121° 1.591′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on West Broad Street south of California Route 49, on the right when traveling south. 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. Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Emigrant Trail (approx. mile away); Nevada City Methodist Church
American Hill Diggings Marker and Monitor image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, February 10, 2007
2. American Hill Diggings Marker and Monitor
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ten Stamp Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Also see . . .  Pressure Builds to End Hydraulic Gold Mining. article by Don Baumgart on the Nevada County Gold (ncgold.com) website. (Submitted on March 15, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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