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This is an advertisement from The Hydraulic Press newspaper, Saturday, February 23, 1861.
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"The Hydraulic Press Newspaper Advertisement," 1861
California State Archives
Sacramento, California

Hydraulic mining became the most efficient and most used mining method until 1884 when a court case brought by farmers and valley cities curtailed the practice. This lesson will give students the opportunity to explore reasons for supporting and opposing hydraulic mining.

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