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

City of Auburn

 
 
City of Auburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
1. City of Auburn Marker
Inscription. Gold discovered near here by Claude Chana May 16, 1848. Area first known as "North Fork" or "Wood's Dry Diggings". Settlement given name of Auburn in Fall of 1849. Soon became important mining town, trading post and stage terminal. County seat of Sutter County 1850 and Placer County 1851. Destroyed by fire 1855, 1859 and 1963.

State Registered Landmark No. 404

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated September 23, 1950

 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. (Marker Number 404.)
 
Location. 38° 53.767′ N, 121° 4.741′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Park Street, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claude Chana (a few steps from this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House
City of Auburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
2. City of Auburn Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Additional comments.
1. Transcontinental Transportation
The Central Pacific Railroad's eastern terminus for many years was in Auburn. It then built east to connect with the Union Pacific at Promontory Point, Utah, becoming the western part of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.

The early 20th century transcontinental highway U.S. Route 40 from Atlantic City, New Jersey to San Francisco ran through Auburn by 1926. Today it terminates in Utah; Interstate 80 has replaced it in California.
    — Submitted November 13, 2006.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Base Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
3. Base Plaque
Base Built and Plaque Remounted by Lord Sholto Douglas
Chapter No. 3
E Clampus Vitus
September 23, 1982
Plaque on Bench Next to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
4. Plaque on Bench Next to Marker
Donated by Placer County Museum Docent Guild 2004

In memory of Judith A. Ebner
1940 - 1999

Founder of Old Town Guided Walking Tours
Lost to us in Egypt Air Crash
Railroad Engine Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
5. Railroad Engine Wheel
The stones behind are the backside of marker 404.
Railroad Engine Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
6. Railroad Engine Wheel
Historical Landmark
Part of a Central Pacific Railroad engine wheel used by the Auburn Volunteer Fire Dept. - Late 1800's as a fire alarm gong.
Marker, Tree Plaque and Bench Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
7. Marker, Tree Plaque and Bench Plaque
Plaque on Tree Next to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
8. Plaque on Tree Next to Marker
This Cedrus deodara was planted by Auburn Campfire Girls Pamela Stewart and Sharon Klein, and members of the Auburn Garden Club on Arbor Day 1959. The tree was furnished by A.V. Scheneck.

Placer County Historical Society
1991
To the memory of Placer Co. Pioneers image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
9. To the memory of Placer Co. Pioneers
"Lest We Forget"
1848 - 1913
To the memory of Placer Co. Pioneers image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
10. To the memory of Placer Co. Pioneers
Marker 404 can be seen to the left.
 
 
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