Guide to the Garden Valley Mining Properties Collection, 1934-1938

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Guide to the Garden Valley Mining Properties Collection, 1934-1938



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
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Garden Valley Mining Properties Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1938
Box Number: 1421
Collector: Talisman Press
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Garden Valley Mining Properties Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Gold mines and mining--California--El Dorado County
Dayton Consolidated Mines Company
Garden Valley Mining Company
Black Oak Mine

Contents

Correspondence, agreements, deeds, leases, lists, and reports concerning Black Oak Mine and Clark Mining Properties, Garden Valley, California.

History

Garden Valley, California lies between Georgetown and Coloma in El Dorado County, at the junction of Irish and Empire Creeks, and had a post office by 1852. It is said that the name was given because it was more profitable to grow vegetables there than to mine. However, it was a busy mining area by 1852. Over the years, more than a million dollars was taken out of the Black Oak Mine. It was reopened in 1934 by Russell J. Wilson.
Through the legal instruments and correspondence in this collection it is possible to trace the attempts made to develop the reopened Black Oak Mine and the Clark and Davey properties in and near Garden Valley between 1934 and 1938. The Dayton Consolidated Mines Company was the principal entity so engaged.

Correspondents

  • Dayton Consolidated Mines Company
  • Henley, W. J.
  • Jacobson, A. N.
  • Wilson, Russell J.

Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Twenty-one photographs of mines and other scenes in the Georgetown area.

Container List

Box 1421

Correspondence (arranged alphabetically)

 

Legal papers (arranged chronologically)

 

Lists

 

Reports