Mining Ditches

Mining Ditches (HMBFW)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.826', W 120° 53.57'

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Mining ditches were dug by ditch companies to carry vast amounts of water needed for placer mining. Thousands of miles of ditches and flumes were built in the gold country; some brought immense profits to their owners. As mining declined in the 1860s, the same ditches were used for irrigating orchards, vineyards and pastures in the foothills. This ditch is seven miles long, and now carries irrigation water to local farmers. The hillside terraces you see here were used to grow fruit trees and grape vines. Some of them were dug by James Marshall.
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HM NumberHMBFW
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Placed ByMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682992 N 4296369
Decimal Degrees38.79710000, -120.89283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.826', W 120° 53.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 49.56" N, 120° 53' 34.20" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206-298 Marshall Park Way, Placerville CA 95667, US
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