My great grandfather, Richard R. Williams,(B) St.Blazey, Corwall came just before 1870 & he+wife Susan were on 1870 census. They lived in Lake City(a mining town which no longer exists) & other family lived in Nevada City and North Bloomfield, as well as Dutch Flat, and Columbia Hill which was also known as North Columbia. The only mines I can think of off the top of my head are Empire & Lone Star mines. In 1884 the Sawyer Decision stopped the hydraulic mining in which whole hillsides were washed away by powerful jets of water to find the gold. I will ask my cousin who is 85 about other mines which she remembers. All my father's family were miners.They were poorly educated and drank a lot.Mostly poor moral standards also. Lots of scandals in our family! Also lots of children! No birth control then!
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