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Guide to the Tuolumne County Water Company Records, 1855-1856
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tuolumne County Water Company Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1855-1856
    Box Number: 1049
    Creator: Tuolumne County Water Company
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tuolumne County Water Company Records, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Tuolumne County Water Company
    Mines and mining--California--Columbia


    Payroll stubs.


    Tuolumne County Water Company, a private corporation, was formed in 1851 in Columbia with the intent of supplying water for placer mining in and around Columbia. It turned the water of Five Mile Creek into Columbia in May, 1852 and in August, 1852 completed a ditch to the South Fork of the Stanislaus River.
    The Columbia and Stanislaus River Water Company was formed in 1854, partly because of the outrageous charges for water made by the Tuolumne County Water Company. In March, 1855, there was a miners' strike against the Tuolumne County Water Company, which was forced to come to terms. It addressed a letter to the miners stating that if they would enlarge their ditch the company would pay for labor by issuing script for which water could be received and would lower its rates as demanded by the miners.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Wells Fargo Express Company receipt books.