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

Travelersí Rest (Bernhard Complex)

 
 
Travelers' Rest (Bernhard Complex) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
1. Travelers' Rest (Bernhard Complex) Marker
Inscription. Travelersí Rest Stage Roadhouse constructed 1851. Benjamin Bernhard, native of Hesse-Cassel, Germany, arrived Auburn 1852, purchased surrounding 30 acres 1868. Developed high level vineyard and orchard cultivation and pioneered experimental silkworm production. Some 17,000 vines produced wine and brandy of quality. Stone wine cellar constructed 1874, blacksmith shop 1881. Bernhard died 1902, winery closed 1905. Premises restored by local citizens under direction of Placer Historical Museum Foundation.

Dedicated April 10, 1982 under auspices Auburn No. 59 Native Sons and Auburn No. 233 Native Daughters of the Golden West
Larry E. Mowinckel, Grand President N.S.G.W.
 
Erected 1982 by Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.47′ 
Travelers' Rest (Bernhard Complex) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
2. Travelers' Rest (Bernhard Complex) Marker
N, 121° 4.529′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 291 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Flint (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Location of Camp Flint (approx. 0.2 miles away); Placer County Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gietzen Fire Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chinese Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Museum Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
3. Museum Building
Museum Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
4. Museum Building
The Old Rock Winery
Supplemental Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
5. Supplemental Plaque
Honoring Wendell T. Robie
May 11, 1978
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce
Bernhard Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
6. Bernhard Museum Sign
Entrance to the Old Rock Winery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 24, 2011
7. Entrance to the Old Rock Winery
The Old Rock Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 24, 2011
8. The Old Rock Winery Marker
Text to the Old Rock Winery marker:
Historical Landmark
Old Rock Winery
Built 1874
By Benjamin Bernhard
Rich Flat nearby was one of Auburnís richest areas
Community Project
U.S. Mail Coach image. Click for full size.
By James King, August 10, 2013
9. U.S. Mail Coach
Auburn Parlor #59, Native Sons of the Golden West keep numerous horse-drawn vehicles in the carriage shed.

NSGW Grand Trustee James King with the coach.
Democrat Wagon & Hearse image. Click for full size.
By James King, August 10, 2013
10. Democrat Wagon & Hearse
NSGW Grand Trustee James King with a Democrat wagon (a carriage in which all of the occupants ride in the same level of discomfort).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,623 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   7, 8. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   9, 10. submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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