“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Folsom in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Prairie City

Prairie City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 22, 2008
1. Prairie City Marker
Inscription. Site of Prairie City, mining town and center of trade in California Gold Rush days. In July, 1853, Prairie City reached the height of its prosperity, and included fifteen stores and ten boarding houses and hotels. Two stage lines operated daily. A $50,000 quartz mill operated here in the 50ís.
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission, Fern Parlor No. 123, Native Daughters of the Golden West, and Granite Parlor, No. 83, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 464.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 38.623′ N, 121° 9.432′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Prairie City Road 0.1 miles north of U.S. 50, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prairie City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Natomas Consolidated of California (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Young Wo Memorial Site
Prairie City Marker-Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 22, 2008
2. Prairie City Marker-Wide View
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Wells Fargo and Company (approx. 2.5 miles away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (approx. 2.5 miles away); Folsom History Museum (approx. 2.5 miles away); Folsom Terminal (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Folsom.
Regarding Prairie City. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 464).
Also see . . .  My Folsom- Prairie City. Prairie City was once a gold-mining community, which prospered in the 1850's. (Submitted on August 29, 2008.) 
Additional keywords. Mining Gold Rush
Categories. Notable Places
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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