Moving Mountains... Historical

Moving Mountains... Historical (HM1TT1)

Location: Junction City, CA 96048 Trinity County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.32', W 122° 59.759'

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Searching for Gold

Imagine a pile of dirt as big as 6 football fields and two miles high.
That pile of dirt use to be where you are now standing.
It is called Oregon Mountain.
Hydraulic mining dissolved 90% of this mound in the quest for gold.
From 1851 until 1933, Oregon Mountain was slowly washed down the Trinity River by "monitors."
This hydraulic mine was the largest in the world.

Building a Highway

The remaining 10% was washed away searching for another kind of gold... travel, tourism and trade.
The California Department of Transportation liquidated what was left of Oregon Mountain to make a road cut.
It took them 5 years of day and night washing with monitors to eliminate the mountain.
In 1939 the last segment of Highway 299 was finished.
The valley and coast were connected.

Trinity Scenic Byway: From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast (California highway 299)
HM NumberHM1TT1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 500339 N 4509747
Decimal Degrees40.73866667, -122.99598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.32', W 122° 59.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 19.2" N, 122° 59' 45.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near CA-299, Junction City CA 96048, US
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