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

Claude Chana

 
 
Claude Chana Marker (on lower base of statue) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
1. Claude Chana Marker (on lower base of statue)
Inscription. Adventurer and first fruit rancher in Placer County. In 1848 he found gold in the Auburn Ravine, which led to the settlement of a mining camp that later became Auburn.

Lord Sholto Douglas Ch. 3
E Clampus Vitus
1975.
 
Erected 1975 by Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter 3, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.769′ N, 121° 4.754′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Park Street, on the right on Washington Street. 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. City of Auburn (a few steps from this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House (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.
 
Also see . . .  Claude Chana - Pioneer Fruit Culturist
Sculpturer's Plaque (Below Gold Pan) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
2. Sculpturer's Plaque (Below Gold Pan)
Claude Chana
1811 - 1882
Sculptured by Dr. Kenneth H. Fox
. (Submitted on November 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Sculpture of Claude Chana image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
3. Sculpture of Claude Chana
The marker is on the base, but was cut off in the photo.
Side view of sculpture with Auburn Capitol in Background image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
4. Side view of sculpture with Auburn Capitol in Background
Claude Chana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
5. Claude Chana Marker
Auburn started when Claude Chana found gold near here.
May 16, 1848
Placer County Historical Society
Claude Chana Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
6. Claude Chana Statue and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,347 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   6. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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