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GoodyearsBar

Goodyears Bar
GPS *** N39' 32.453 W120' 53.178 *** elev. 2675'
   

GOODYEARS BAR

ANCESTRALLY,  LOCAL  STREAMS  AND  TRIBUTARIES  OF  THE
NORTH  YUBA  RIVER  WASHED  LARGE  QUANTITIES  OF  GOLD  BEAR-
ING  SEDIMENTS  THROUGH  THIS  AREA,  LEAVING  VERY  RICH
GRAVEL  BANKS  OR  "BARS".  IN  1849,  PIONEERS  MILES  AND
ANDREW  GOODYEAR  AND  PARTY  PROSPECTED  AND  SETTLED
HERE.  NEWS  OF  THEIR  RICH  FINDS  SPREAD  AND  THE  "BOOM"
WAS  ON.   CLAIMS  WERE  RESTRICTED  TO  ONLY  A  SINGLE  30'
SQUARE  TO  THE  MAN  WITH  ONE  COMPANY  PRODUCING  646 oz.
IN  ONE  WEEK.  AFTER  THE  INITIAL  RUSH  MOVED  ON  A  LONG-
STANDING  COMMUNITY  OF  UP  TO  400  CHINESE  MINERS  PROFIT-
ABLY  RE-WORKING  THE  OLDER  DIGGINGS.

CREDO  QUIA  ABSURDUM
DEDICATED  AUGUST  28,  2004
MAJOR  WILLIAM  DOWNIE  CHAPTER  1849
E  CLAMPUS  VITUS