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Omega Hydraulic Diggings and Townsite - Washington, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 18.915 W 120° 45.149
10S E 693759 N 4354169
Quick Description: California History Sign along the Hwy 20.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2017 7:51:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMW0MB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 3

Long Description:
This California History Marker has two numbers 628 & 629 and is located at the Omega Rest Area on Hwy. 20. Text of marker:
Alpha and Omega
One mile north of here were the towns of Alpha and Omega, named by gold miners in the early 1850’s. 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.
California Registered Historical Landmarks Nos. 628 - 629.
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Nevada County Historical Society, September 7, 1958.
Marker Number: 629.00

Marker Name: Omega Hydraulic Diggings and Townsite

County: Nevada

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 9/7/1958

Omega Rest Area, Hwy 20 (P.M. 35. 7), 6 mi E of Washington Rd, Washington

Website: [Web Link]

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