Alpha Hydraulic Diggings, Omega Hydraulic Diggings and Townsite
California State Historic Landmark 629
#629 Alpha and Omega
One mile north of here were the towns of Alpha and Omega, named by gold miners in the early 1850's. The tremendous hydraulic diggings, visible from near this point, engulfed most of the original townsites. Alpha was the birthplace of famed opera singer Emma Nevada. Mining at Omega continued until 1949; and lumbering operations are carried on there today.
Omega Rest Area, Hwy 20 (PM 35.7), 6 mi E of Washington Rd, Washington.
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