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Guide to the Plumas-Eureka Collection
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Description
The Plumas-Eureka Collection is a collection that illuminates the history of gold mining and its impact on the settlement of the Plumas County region of California during the great decades of the California Gold Rush. It consists of materials, including legal records and a nice collection of photographs, that reflect the history of the Plumas-Eureka region, and life in the mining towns of Johnsville and Jamison City, California.
Background
(The history of Johnsville and the surrounding area of Plumas County, California, is inseparable from the history of gold mining operations in the area in the mid to late 19th century. This narrative, adapted from histories compiled by George Ross, Plumas-Eureka State Park docent, lays out the general chain of events surrounding the discovery of gold on Eureka Peak (Gold Mountain as it was formerly known), the establishment of the Plumas-Eureka and Jamison Mines, and the founding of the town of Johnsville and other communities organized around the mining operations.)
Extent
72 cubic ft. (69 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Plumas-Eureka State Park.
Availability
Legal Status Public