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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, 16 mi E of State Hwy 49 on Tyler Foote Crossing Rd, plaque located in park diggins overlook, 28 mi N of Nevada City





State Plaque


Plaque and site are part of a state park. Access limited to hours of operation.

From the plaque:

This was a major hydraulic operation in California. Its vast system of canals and flumes using a drainage tunnel 7800 feet long was termed a feat of engineering skill. It was the principal defendant in an anti-debris lawsuit settled by the Sawyer decision in 1884. Judge Lorenzo Sawyer’s famous decision created control that virtually ended hydraulic mining in California.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Malakoff Citizen's Advisory Committee and E Clampus Vitus, No. 10. June 11, 1972.

©2009 David Schmitt