ECV1850 Plaque:
Vichy Spring


[ Photo of plaque. ]


[ Photo of plaque. ]


VICHY SPRING
A SPRING OF CARBONATED WATER, LOCALLY
KNOWN AS VICHY, BUBBLED UP HERE
BESIDE THE ALAMITOS CREEK. WHEN THE
DISTANT BUENA VISTA SHAFT PENETRATED
THE 2100 FOOT LEVEL IN 1882, THE
SPRING CEASED FLOWING. SAN FRANCISCO
BANKER F.L.A. PIOCHE AND OTHERS
COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED THE WATER AS A
CURE-ALL FOR THE SICK AND THIRSTY.
WHEN BOTTLED, THE WATER LOST ITS
CARBONIZATION AND THE VENTURE ALSO
WENT FLAT FINANCIALLY.
DEDICATED OCTOBER 13, 1979
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER No. 1850
E CLAMPUS VITUS

"RIGHT WRONGS NOBODY"

 Victorian Bar

The plaque is located in
Bulmore Historical Park
New Almaden.
Santa Clara County, CA.

On the corner of Bertram Road and Alamitos Road.
Next to the bridge, on the south side of the creek.

GPS
  Vichy Spring  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.17362°
W 121.82433°




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