Jack Kesti & Richard Hilton, Sierra College -- Rocklin, CA
Posted by: sbcamper
N 38° 47.249 W 121° 12.510
10S E 655597 N 4294717
Quick Description: Richard Hilton and Jack Kesti are / were instructors at Sierra College. Also Don Juergensen, Mining and Metals.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2012 1:57:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZNQ
"The engraving on the plaques was funded by the Science Club class 2010-2011." "To Jack Hilton [a mining and mineral faculty]
who has taught countless students to readthe history of the earth that is written in its rocks."
What has been dedicated is an Earth history rock walk of nearly 50 or more stations, complimenting the mining equipment that was donated
The ore cart has a dedication. The stamping mill came from Placerville. The monitor hydraulic cannon was probably used in Placer or Nevada County. Thoe came in a range of sizes. The one shown would be a small one. It might have been powered by a small Pelton wheel, which was the invention of the gold rush period.
It raised water to pressurize the equipment that it ran.
This must have taken many hours of work parties and effort.
The display is minutes from I-80. Another half hour east would cross highway 49; north on that would take one into Nevada County where some of the students live. South would take you on a two -lane road past the discovery of gold site at Coloma, and another 1/2 hour or so would take you to Placerville, El Dorado County. It would have taken longer on foot with a pack animal. Don Juergensen, is a 3rd. prof. there, who contributed to the project.
Location: Sierra Community College arboretum
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: Not listed
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