Gold Run
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 39° 10.471 W 120° 51.461
10S E 685059 N 4338328
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #405
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 9:54:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM1TKP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 51

Long Description:
Originally called Mountain Springs, Gold Run was founded in 1854 by O. W. Hollenbeck. It was famed for its hydraulic mines, which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000 in gold. Five water ditches passed through the town to serve the mining companies, but they had to cease operations in 1882 when a court decision made hydraulic mining unprofitable.
Marker Number: 405.00

Marker Name: TOWN OF GOLD RUN

County: Placer

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 06/25/1950

Location:
NW corner of I-80 and Magra Rd, plaque across the street from post office, Gold Run


Website: Not listed

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