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

Auburn Iron Works

 
 
Auburn Iron Works Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, August 10, 2013
1. Auburn Iron Works Markers
Inscription.  The Central Pacific Railroad reached Auburn in 1865. This site has been a blacksmithing shop since shortly thereafter. In 1890 it became known as Auburn Iron Works. Blacksmithing, one of the most valuable trades in the foothills, provided services to mining operations, transportation needs, agricultural concerns and continues today as a valuable asset to the community. Because of early owners like Smith and Sandorffer, to more recent owner "Red" Gebhart and current owner Norma Harris, Auburn Iron Works has the distinction of having been in continuous operation for over 100 years.
 
Erected 1992 by Grand Parlor and Auburn Parlor #59 of the Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 38° 54.17′ N, 121° 3.984′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Elm Avenue, on the left
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when traveling north on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 578 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chinese Coolie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock” (about 300 feet away); Southern Pacific Caboose (about 300 feet away); First Transcontinental Railroad (about 400 feet away); East Auburn Bell Tower (about 400 feet away); Ford & Co. Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Auburn Iron Works Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King
2. Auburn Iron Works Markers
The secondary plaque is mounted to the anvil below the primary plaque.
Auburn Iron Works image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, August 10, 2013
3. Auburn Iron Works
Past Grand President David Allen (l) and Grand Trustee Carey Pearce (r), Native Sons of the Golden West pose by the Auburn Iron Works Marker
Auburn Iron Works Secondary Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, August 10, 2013
4. Auburn Iron Works Secondary Plaque
California Point
of historic interest
Auburn
Iron Works
Since 1865
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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