West Sacramento River WalkHydraulic gold mining was introduced in the 1850's. Men with hoses blasted hillsides with powerful jets of water, which reduced the hills to mounds of gravel 20 times faster than with pick and shovel. Massive quantities of gravel and silt from hydraulic mining washed into the river channel, filling the streambed and contributing to flooding in the valley.
|Placed By||City of West Sacramento|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 629885 N 4271581|
|Decimal Degrees||38.58321667, -121.50876667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 34.993', W 121° 30.526'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 34' 59.58" N, 121° 30' 31.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||916, 530|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 651 2nd St, West Sacramento CA 95605, US|
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