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Alpha, California

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Alpha
Former settlement
Location in California

Coordinates: 39°19′50″N 120°46′53″W / 39.33056°N 120.78139°W / 39.33056; -120.78139Coordinates: 39°19′50″N 120°46′53″W / 39.33056°N 120.78139°W / 39.33056; -120.78139{{#coordinates:39|19|50|N|120|46|53|W|type:city_region:US-CA |primary |name=

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Country 23x15px United States
State 23x15px California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 4,120 ft (1,260 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Alpha is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Alpha is located Script error: No such module "convert". south-southeast of Washington.[2] It is situated at an elevation of Script error: No such module "convert". above sea level.[3] Alpha had a post office during the period of 1855–1862.[4]

The Alpha Hydraulic Diggings were Script error: No such module "convert". south of the town.

Gold

Gold was discovered at the place 1850; settlers arrived in 1852.[2] In gold rush days, the town's nickname was "Hell Out for High Noon City".[2]

Notable residents

References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alpha, California
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 442. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. "Alpha (historical)". calsign.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  4. Tharp, Don. "Nevada County, California Post Offices and Communities Past and Present". Genealogy Trails. genealogytrails.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  5. "NO. 628 ALPHA HYDRAULIC DIGGINGS". beachcalifornia.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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