Water, Precious as Gold

Water, Precious as Gold (HM100P)

Location: Columbia, CA 95310 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.13', W 120° 24.059'

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Columbia's Biggest Challenge

Every aspect of Columbia'sdevelopment depended on water. Without it, mining could not continue and the town could have died. In the early days of Columbia, fights broke out because of the short supply of water. To resolve the problem (and make money) the Tuolumne County Water Company used out-of-work miners to build a massive system of flumes and ditches. After its completion in 1852, a constant supply of water flowed from the high Sierra to Columbia, allowing for year-round mining.

With a dependable water source, Columbia grew from a rough mining camp into a substantial town. Water helped to protect structures from devastating fires and supplied the area's homes and gardens. Today many residents continue to receive water from the historic ditch system.
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HM NumberHM100P
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:26pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 728095 N 4212942
Decimal Degrees38.03550000, -120.40098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.13', W 120° 24.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 7.80" N, 120° 24' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11212 State St, Columbia CA 95310, US
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