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Gold Run in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gold Run

 
 
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By Karen Key, May 20, 2007
1. Gold Run Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1854 by O. W. Hollenbeck and originally called Mountain Springs. Famed for its hydraulic mines which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000.00 in gold. Five large water ditches passed through the town serving the mining companies which had to cease operations in 1882 when state law was passed passed prohibiting hydraulic mining.

State Registered Landmark No. 405

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society. Dedicated June 25, 1950

 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. (Marker Number 405.)
 
Location. 39° 10.466′ N, 120° 51.463′ W. Marker is in Gold Run, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Magra Road south of the Interstate-80, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gold Run CA 95717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Railroad Workers (approx. half a mile away); Hydraulic Mining (approx. half a mile away); Adobe Store Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dutch Flat (approx. 2.5
Gold Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, May 20, 2007
2. Gold Run Marker
Base built and plaque remounted by Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter No. 3 E Clampus Vitus June 25, 1984
miles away); The Stevens Trail (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cape Horn Promontory (approx. 4.7 miles away); Iowa Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old Bear River Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Butcher Shop (approx. 7.2 miles away); Colfax Freight Depot (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Orrin Whitcomb Hollenbeck. (Submitted on June 7, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
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Gold Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, May 20, 2007
3. Gold Run Marker
 
 
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