Columbia's Biggest ChallengeEvery 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.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 728095 N 4212942|
|Decimal Degrees||38.03550000, -120.40098333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.13', W 120° 24.059'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 7.80" N, 120° 24' 3.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11212 State St, Columbia CA 95310, US|
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