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

Memorial Hall

 
 
Memorial Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
1. Memorial Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Built in honor of World War 1 Veterans
on the site of W.H. Russell’s Livery Stable
by Colfax Post 192 American Legion

23 Apr. 1927
Cornerstone laid & building dedicated
for community use

26 June 1928
Agreement: Joint ownership by county and city
Became City Hall and County Court

24 Aug. 2000
Cornerstone Opened

10 Sept. 2000
Founders Day – New time capsule sealed
to be opened year 2050

 
Erected 2000 by Colfax Area Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Time Capsules series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1928.
 
Location. 39° 5.986′ N, 120° 57.229′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 South Main Street, Colfax CA 95713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colfax Record (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Colfax Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert G. Fowler - Colfax (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brick Building in Colfax (about 300 feet away); Leopold & Josephine Lobner (about 300 feet away); Colfax (about 400 feet away); Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (about 400 feet away); Murphy’s Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colfax.
 
Also see . . .  City Hall home to several plaques - Colfax Record. Newspaper article from the Colfax Record. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
2. City Hall
Memorial Hall marker on the wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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