OMEGA HYDRAULIC DIGGINGS AND TOWNSITE

Historical Landmark

Description:
One mile north of here were the towns of Alpha and Omega, named by gold miners in the early 1850s. The tremendous hydraulic diggings, visible from near this point, engulfed most of the original townsites. Alpha was the birthplace of famed opera singer Emma Nevada. Mining at Omega continued until 1949, and lumbering operations are carried on there today (1958).


Registration Date: 1/29/1958

Location:
City: Washington
County: Nevada

Directions:
Omega Rest Area, Hwy 20 (P.M. 35. 7), 6 mi E of Washington Rd, Washington
OMEGA HYDRAULIC DIGGINGS AND TOWNSITE

OMEGA HYDRAULIC DIGGINGS AND TOWNSITE



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