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

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



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: 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

Access

Unrestricted.

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Preferred Citation

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

Access Points

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

Contents

Payroll stubs.

History

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.

Container List

Box Box 1049

Payroll stub book, nos. 1-2243.