Colfax, California: Bicentennial Gold Mining Nozzle

The "monitor" is a hydraulic mining nozzle, an innovation brought from Nevada to California's gold rush country in 1853. Placed as a cryptic public monument in this former gold boom town in 1975.
Main St., Colfax, CA
Intersection of Depot St. and Main St.
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Gold Nozzle.

Bicentennial Gold Mining Nozzle

Right off the freeway. If you need to stretch the legs, it's worth the stop.

[Ken, 08/30/2013]

Gold Rush era hydraulic mining nozzle has been a monument of historical distinction in former boom town Colfax since 1975, when it was commemorated for the US Bicentennial.

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