Paul Zegers
Paul Zegers
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Thumb nail
Product Image

Coyote Creek Wetlands
24 x 30
$1000
2010
Gold mining activity on Coyote Creek began in the 1850's. Abandoning these claims during the Idaho Gold Rush of 1860, the men returned to find them being worked by about five hundred Chinese for ten cents a day plus rice. The Chinese contractor yielded possession. A two and one-half mile pipeline supplied water under pressure for the 'giants' (hydraulic nozzles) that blasted away the soil resulting in the recovery of one and one-half million dollars (in gold) in the next few years. This technique of mining left the once gently sloping landscape with steep cut banks, mounds of boulders and deep depressions. Today this scared landscape is being reclaimed by the efforts of local volunteers to form the Coyote Creek Wetlands.

Paul Zegers