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City of Auburn - No. 404
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 38° 53.766 W 121° 04.733
10S E 666602 N 4307000
Quick Description: A place so rich in gold history and this plaque tells only part of the story.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2008 9:06:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM3WX4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 16

Long Description:
MARKER TEXT:
NO. 404 CITY OF AUBURN - Gold was discovered near here by Claude Chana on May 16, 1848. First known as 'North Fork' or 'Woods Dry Diggins,' the settlement was given the name Auburn in the fall of 1849. It soon became an important mining town, trading post, and stage terminal, and also became the county seat of Sutter County in 1850 and of Placer County in 1851. It was destroyed by fires in 1855, 1859, and 1863.
Location: SW corner of Maple St and Lincoln Way, Auburn
Marker Number: 404.00

Marker Name: City of Auburn

County: Placer

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 09/23/1950

Location:
SW corner of Maple St and Lincoln Way, Auburn


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