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    the biggest parkestparks that has
    For more information visit http://www.pioneermining.com/dist_malakoff.htm
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  2. page Malakoff Digens edited ... {malakoff-diggins_1.jpg} Malakoff Diggins Park Gold was discovered in nearby creeks during 18…
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    {malakoff-diggins_1.jpg} Malakoff Diggins Park
    Gold was discovered in nearby creeks during 1851 by three miners escaping the congestion of Nevada City. When their supplies ran low, a member of their party headed down into Nevada City. After picking up supplies, he then visited his favorite saloon but paid for a round of drinks with bits of gold. The man refused to reveal the gold's source and could not get the secret from him. So he was secretly followed back to the discovery, now present day North Bloomfield. The area was soon overrun and any trace of gold evaporated. The prospectors muttered the word 'humbug', and left- in turn naming the stream Humbug Creek. For several years the area was quiet but farmers settling the area continued to find flakes of gold. Soon new claims were staked, and by 1857 the town of Humbug sprang up and soon grew to 1700 residents including an ample Chinese population. The town became the center of all area mines, including the nearby Malakoff Mine which was producing a steady stream of gold. Not feeling Humbug was a fitting title, the name of the town was changed to the more pleasant sounding North Bloomfield.
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    The gold in Humbug Creek dried up again and many of the miners left selling their claims to one man, Julius Poquillon, who's land grew to some 1500 acres by 1865. Yet there was a great deal of gold left. But unlike Coloma, it couldn't be simply plucked from the ground. Nor was it held in quartz where it could be hard rock mined like the nearby Empire Mine. It was stuck in layers of sediment in the form of a low-grade fine dust. The gold here in the San Juan Ridge was buried in "deep gravels" that were once ancient riverbeds.Julius employed a new form of mining discovered in 1852 called Hydraulic Mining credited to Antoine Chabot who had used a simple hose to wash loose gravel from his claim at Buckeye Hill. The method was soon refined and by 1876, the operation was in full swing employing the entire town to support the mining. Seven massive monitors washed away the hillside day and night. The monitors resembled a long cannon or modern-day fire hose nozzle.Malakoff diggins is now one of the biggest parkest that has used hydraulic mining system.
    For more information visit http://www.pioneermining.com/dist_malakoff.htm
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    {wiki._begging_photot.jpg} Members of the Donner Party
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    were they?
    The Donner Party was a group of a group of American California bound settlers that had gotten caught up in the rush to California. At the begining at the journey the party consisted of 87 pioneers. Of the 87 men, women and children in the Donner Party, 46 survived. Two thirds of the women and children lived, but only one third of the men.
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    What was so important?
    On their journey to California, the Donn {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/38/Donner_Pass_kingp053.jpg/300px-Donner_Pass_kingp053.jpg} er Party chose a "shortcut" through Utah that held them up for a month. By the time they reached the Sierra it was late November and snow was already beginning to fall. When a blizzard stopped them just shy of reaching the Summit, they quickly made shelters of wood and hides. Several times they tried to make the pass, although everytime they failed. Finally, fifteen men and women set off on hand created snowshoes to bring help. Most of them starved to death , and their fellow friends and family ate their bodies to survive. The campers on the crest of the Sierra also had to eat the bodies of the dead to survive. One man finally reached a settlement in California. Heavy snow made rescue efforts impossible. When the last of the Donner party was finally rescued and brought down from the summit in April, forty were dead. The horrible story was sensationalized in The San Fransisco Press, and from there, has passed into America's history.
    by Alyssa Garrett
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  5. page Malakoff Digens edited ... {malakoff-diggins_1.jpg} Malakoff Diggins Park Gold was discovered in nearby creeks during 18…
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    {malakoff-diggins_1.jpg} Malakoff Diggins Park
    Gold was discovered in nearby creeks during 1851 by three miners escaping the congestion of Nevada City. When their supplies ran low, a member of their party headed down into Nevada City. After picking up supplies, he then visited his favorite saloon but paid for a round of drinks with bits of gold. The man refused to reveal the gold's source and could not get the secret from him. So he was secretly followed back to the discovery, now present day North Bloomfield. The area was soon overrun and any trace of gold evaporated. The prospectors muttered the word 'humbug', and left- in turn naming the stream Humbug Creek. For several years the area was quiet but farmers settling the area continued to find flakes of gold. Soon new claims were staked, and by 1857 the town of Humbug sprang up and soon grew to 1700 residents including an ample Chinese population. The town became the center of all area mines, including the nearby Malakoff Mine which was producing a steady stream of gold. Not feeling Humbug was a fitting title, the name of the town was changed to the more pleasant sounding North Bloomfield.
    {Picture_1.png} Army of 300 Chinese Laborers
    The gold in Humbug Creek dried up again and many of the miners left selling their claims to one man, Julius Poquillon, who's land grew to some 1500 acres by 1865. Yet there was a great deal of gold left. But unlike Coloma, it couldn't be simply plucked from the ground. Nor was it held in quartz where it could be hard rock mined like the nearby Empire Mine. It was stuck in layers of sediment in the form of a low-grade fine dust. The gold here in the San Juan Ridge was buried in "deep gravels" that were once ancient riverbeds.Julius employed a new form of mining discovered in 1852 called Hydraulic Mining credited to Antoine Chabot who had used a simple hose to wash loose gravel from his claim at Buckeye Hill. The method was soon refined and by 1876, the operation was in full swing employing the entire town to support the mining. Seven massive monitors washed away the hillside day and night. The monitors resembled a long cannon or modern-day fire hose nozzle.Malakoff diggins is now one of the biggest parkest that has used hydraulic mining system.
    For more information visit http://www.pioneermining.com/dist_malakoff.htm
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  7. page Whitman Mission edited ... "The season has arrived when the emigrants are beginning to pass us on their way to the W…
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    "The season has arrived when the emigrants are beginning to pass us on their way to the Willamette. Last season there were such a multitude of starving people passed us, that quite drained us of our provisions, except potatoes. Husband has been endeavoring this summer to cultivate so as to be able to impart without so much distressing ourselves."
    {narcissa.jpg} Narcissa Whitman http://www.nps.gov/archive/whmi/images/press/narciss2.jpg
    Marcus Whitman: Marcus
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    Beginning in 1845, most wagon trains took a shortcut that bypassed the Whitman Mission. Emigrants came here only if they were sick, or low on supplies. In 1847, one of those emigrant wagon trains brought measles to the mission. The white children recovered, but the local Cayuse tribe had no resistance. Half the tribe died. In a fit of rage, two Cayuse killed Marcus and Narcissa Whitman--and a dozen others. The story of the Whitman mission came to an end.
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    food source of the Tillamook was salmon, which they caught during the annual salmon run of April to October and used throughout the year, preserving it by drying it and grinding it into a powder.
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