Guide to the Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County

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Guide to the Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County
Box Number: 976
Creator: Spring Tunneling Company (Calif.)
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County, California State Library.

Access Points

Spring Tunneling Company (Calif.)
Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada County.

Contents

Minutes of meetings; laws of the company, bills of sale, accounts.

History of Company

The Spring Tunneling Company held its first meeting on November 24, 1855. It was located in Nevada County on Cement Hill in the Upper Rush Creek district adjacent to land owned by the Empire Company. Tunneling began in early 1856 with the object of mining gold. Meetings were held in Newtown and presided over by the company's first president, Mr. William Hill.
Records for the company continue through 1860 with no mention of its dissolution. It is possible that the tunnel was flooded in the Nevada City floods of 1861-62 then later acquired as part of the Empire claim.

Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Map-S

    c912

    N49

    1857

Container List

Box Box 976

Account book (1855-1860)

 

Miscellaneous papers (1855-1860)