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Davis Motor Mine Collection
D-701  
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Description
Photographs, color slides, documents, letters, maps, and mining publications surrounding the efforts of a California mining engineer and his family reopening and mining the Davis Motor Mine, a hydraulic/underground mining claim located in Sierra County, California, between the ghost town of Port Wine, and Queen City, near present day La Porte in the late 1960s.
Background
The Davis Motor Mine was a hydraulic/underground gold mining operation 35 miles from the California Ghost town of Port Wine, and was originally filed on Nov. 11, 1909, by unknown owners on the Sierra County, CA Assessor's Map. The Placer Claim Deed form here in the archive notes that all the interested parties, including Isabel Barquist's mother and brothers, are all listed on the form as owners.
Extent
0.4 linear feet
Restrictions
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.