Beautiful certificate from the El Dorado and Placer Counties Gold Mining and Power Company issued in 1910. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, and Secretary, and is over 105 years old.
Reported in 1915 On the Middle Fork on the American River, a dredger with 31 cubic foot buckets has been operated intermittently since March, 1914, by the El Dorado and Placer Counties Gold Mining and Power Company. The digging is in river bars composed chiefly of old tailings covering some new ground. Reported in 1920 There is only one dredger in operation in the county at present. The dredger formerly operated by the El Dorado and Placer Counties Gold Mining and Power Company on the Middle Fork of American River, and the one operated by Lawrence Gardella at the old placer mining camp of Virginia, between Newcastle and Lincoln, have both been out of commission several years.