Auburn, California


Auburn Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1849

Current Population: 12,467

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 1,275 Feet (389 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: California

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Auburn Description

From a sign in town:

City of Auburn

Gold discovered near here by Claude Chana May 16, 1848. Area first known as North Fork or Woods Dry Diggings. Settlement given name of Auburn in fall of 1849. Soon became important mining town, trading post, and stage terminal. County seat of Sutter County 1850 and Placer County 1851. Destroyed by fire 1855, 1859, and 1863.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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