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#628:  Alpha Hydraulic Diggings and Townsite

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Location:

Omega Rest Area, Hwy 20 (P.M. 35.7)

Plaque: 39.315220,-120.752455
Site: ~39.336325,-120.758942

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Site location is very general, based on description and view.


From the plaque:

One mile north of here were the towns of Alpha and Omega, named by gold miners in the early 1850s. The tremendous hydraulic diggings, visible from near this point, engulfed most of the original townsites. Alpha was the birthplace of famed opera singer Emma Nevada. Mining at Omega continued until 1949, and lumbering operations are carried on there today.

.Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Nevada County Historical Society, September 7, 1958.



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