“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.
Photographed 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 50’s.
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1853.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Prairie City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Natomas Consolidated of California (approx. 1.6 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Superintendent's House (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Young Wo Memorial Site (approx. 2˝ miles away); Wells Fargo and Company (approx. 2˝ miles away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (approx. 2˝ miles away); Folsom History Museum (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folsom.
Regarding Prairie City. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 464).
Additional keywords. Mining Gold Rush
Prairie City Marker-Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 22, 2008
2. Prairie City Marker-Wide View
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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