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

The Junction House

 
 
The Junction House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 15, 2015
1. The Junction House Marker
Inscription. An early hotel and stage station located on this site marked the junction of roads from Auburn to Foresthill and Illinoistown. In 1854, the home of “The Auburn Poetess,” Mary Eulalie Shannon, reputed to be California’s first woman poet. Scene of the death of “Rattlesnake Dick,” famed early day outlaw fatally wounded in a gun duel with law officers on July 11, 1859.
 
Erected 1988 by Placer County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 55.409′ N, 121° 3.335′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lincoln Way and Auburn Ravine/Foresthill Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in the southwest corner of the Raley's supermarket parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge (approx. one mile away); Auburn Iron Works (approx. 1.5 miles away); Auburn Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named
The Junction House Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 15, 2015
2. The Junction House Monument
Auburn Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Southern Pacific Caboose (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Chinese Coolie (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock” (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Legends of America Account of the Life of "Rattlesnake Dick. (Submitted on March 20, 2015.)
2. Biography of "Rattlesnake Dick". After holding up someone for $400, he told him to tell everyone he'd been robbed by Rattlesnake Dick. (Submitted on March 20, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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