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

Placer County Museum

Placer County Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz
1. Placer County Museum Marker
Inscription. Built originally as mining exhibit hall on the 20th Agricultural District Fairgrounds, this building was constructed in the 1940s by the W.P.A. Crew from nearby Camp Flint. Placer County Historical Society secured use of a portion of the building for a museum which opened in January 24, 1948 and then expanded in 1951. Placer County took over museum operations in 1948, hiring May Perry as curator. The name was later changed to The Gold Country Museum.
Erected 1998 by Placer County Historical Society.
Location. 38° 53.479′ N, 121° 4.36′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Fairgate Road near Auburn/Folsom Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is located inside the Gold Country Fairgrounds. It is in front of the museum near the Sierra Building. The parking lot for the fairgrounds is located at 209 Fairgate Road. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Location of Camp Flint (here, next to this marker); Camp Flint (here, next to this marker); Travelers’ Rest (Bernhard Complex) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gietzen Fire Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gold Bug Stamp Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinese Houses (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic Cooper Amphitheater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Western States Endurance Run Finish Line (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Additional comments.
1. From the Gold County Museum Web Site:
"The Gold Rush Museum inside the Gold Country Fairgrounds has closed permanently. The new Museum is under construction in the Historic Auburn Depot at 601 Lincoln Way and the first floor is open Friday through Sunday from 10:30 to 4:00."
    — Submitted February 17, 2017.

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 260 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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