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The Compressed Air Engine Marker is located on the end of the last dump car. image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
The Compressed Air Engine Marker is located on the end of the last dump car.
California (Placer County), Foresthill — Compressed Air Engine
This engine, powered by compressed air, began operation in the late 1880’s and ceased around 1909. The engine was used to remove gold ore from the Red Point Mine, located approximately 12 miles north-east of Foresthill. This area, mined heavily from . . . — Map (db m44041) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — 399 — Forest Hill
Gold discovered here in 1850 in which year the first "Forest House" built. In 1852 the Jenny Lind Mine found which produced over million dollars in gold while the mines in this immediate vicinity produced over ten million dollars up to 1868. Town an . . . — Map (db m672) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — Foresthill General Store
First structure in Foresthill. Built in 1857, it served the early miners and residents for over 110 years. It was a general store and early stop on the Auburn-Foresthill-Georgetown stage run. — Map (db m44040) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — Foresthill Protestant Cemetery
This cemetery started in the early 1850's during the gold rush. The earliest monument is dated 1858. This plaque erected January 1994 Donated by the Foresthill Cemetery Committee and Ruhkala Monument Co., Rocklin — Map (db m38175) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — Foresthill School Bell
The first Foresthill School was established in 1858. This plaque presented on 100th Anniversary. P.T.A. — Map (db m67719) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — Old Joe
On the day of July 3, 1901 a stagecoach, driven by Henry Crockett, was on its way to the town of Foresthill when a hooded man appeared with a shotgun and ordered Crockett to stop, to which he replied, “You are only foolin.” At that the . . . — Map (db m667) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — Pioneers of Deadwood
Native Sons of the Golden West are proud to donate this plaque to commemorate the Pioneers of Deadwood Placer County, California Those gold seekers developed a mining community here along the El Dorado Trail which also served such . . . — Map (db m678) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell
Cast in Sheffield by Naylor Vickers and Co. -1859 – E. Riepe’s Patent no 1027, arrived in Boston 1862 then shipped around the Horn to San Francisco via boat to Sacramento and by six horse team to Forest Hill. Miners raised $3,500 to pay for it . . . — Map (db m44039) HM

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