“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Colfax, California

Clickable Map of Placer County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Placer County, CA (211) El Dorado County, CA (267) Nevada County, CA (224) Sacramento County, CA (392) Sutter County, CA (10) Yuba County, CA (46) Carson City, NV (53) Douglas County, NV (111) Washoe County, NV (94)  PlacerCounty(211) Placer County (211)  ElDoradoCounty(267) El Dorado County (267)  NevadaCounty(224) Nevada County (224)  SacramentoCounty(392) Sacramento County (392)  SutterCounty(10) Sutter County (10)  YubaCounty(46) Yuba County (46)  (53) Carson City (53)  DouglasCounty(111) Douglas County (111)  WashoeCounty(94) Washoe County (94)
Auburn is the county seat for Placer County
Colfax is in Placer County
      Placer County (211)  
      El Dorado County (267)  
      Nevada County (224)  
      Sacramento County (392)  
      Sutter County (10)  
      Yuba County (46)  
      Carson City, Nevada (53)  
      Douglas County, Nevada (111)  
      Washoe County, Nevada (94)  
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1 California, Placer County, Colfax — Butcher Shop Reported missing
On this site in 1875 John Mischler Owned “The Butcher Shope” In 1911 Daniel A. Russell Erected this building as a Butcher Shop Present Owners Moore & RobinsonMap (db m45257) HM
2 California, Placer County, Colfax — 780-9 — Cape Horn Promontory
View of Cape Horn Promontory North Fork American River Canyon Dedicated to the memory of thousands of Chinese who worked for Charles Crocker on the Central Pacific Railroad. They were lowered over the face of Cape Horn Promontory in wicker . . . Map (db m14437) HM
3 California, Placer County, Colfax — 780-5 — ColfaxFirst Transcontinental Railroad
Central Pacific Railroad reached Colfax, formerly Illinoistown September 1, 1865, and train service began four days later. Colfax was a vital construction supply depot and junction point for stage lines for ten months. It was renamed Governor . . . Map (db m13081) HM
4 California, Placer County, Colfax — Colfax Freight DepotListed in the National Register of Historic Places — 14 Nov. 1999 NPS. 99001564-000 —
Built circa 1880 by Central Pacific Railroad Company. Constructed of wood using Standard S.P. design known as Freight House #2. Exhibiting the Victorian era stick style. This building is the only freight depot of this type remaining in Placer . . . Map (db m10980) HM
5 California, Placer County, Colfax — Colfax Methodist Church
Founded by Circuit Riders – 1868 Sanctuary Built – 1874Map (db m45166) HM
6 California, Placer County, Colfax — Colfax Passenger Depot
Placed on the National Registry of Historic Places 15 January 1999 Built in 1905 by Southern Pacific Railroad in what SPRR called the Colonnade style. It is the only remaining depot of this type in Placer County. It was used as a passenger . . . Map (db m45156) HM
7 California, Placer County, Colfax — Colfax RecordLot 14 Bl 4 Crocker to Kohn & Kind -22 July 1865
Established Nov. 26, 1908 This office built 1930 ————— Plaque in Memory of Pat Jones, Historian Writer – Colfax Record 1961-1983 Author – The Colfax Connection Donor – Printing Press . . . Map (db m45167) HM
8 California, Placer County, Colfax — First Brick Building in ColfaxErected 1865
By R.S. Egbert & Wm. Wallace of Illinoistown as a General Merchandise Store Present Owners: David & Margaret MarsonMap (db m45379) HM
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9 California, Placer County, Colfax — Historic Bell From St. Dominic's Church at Iowa Hill
Bell was originally erected there in 1860. It was place here in October 1988.Map (db m45233) HM
10 California, Placer County, Colfax — Illinoistown
This marker dedicated to the pioneer settlers of Alder Grove, later known as Illinoistown from 1849-1865Map (db m152550) HM
11 California, Placer County, Colfax — Illinoistown Lodge No. 51
Free and Accepted Masons Chartered by Grand Lodge of California On May 6, 1854 at Illinoistown (about a half mile South of Colfax) A special Central Pacific train brought the Sacramento Coronet Band and fifty guests for the Dedication of this . . . Map (db m45277) HM
12 California, Placer County, Colfax — IOOF Hall
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Colfax Lodge No. 132 Instituted 18 April, 1867 This brick building acquired and used by IOOF since 26 August, 1889Map (db m45279) HM
13 California, Placer County, Colfax — 401 — Iowa Hill
Gold discovered here in 1853 and by 1856 weekly production estimated at one hundred thousand dollars. The total value of gold produced up to 1880 is placed at twenty million dollars. Town was destroyed by fire in 1857 and again in 1862 but each . . . Map (db m44036) HM
14 California, Placer County, Colfax — Jacob Keck, Sr.Colfax Pioneer
Erected this brick building Circa 1865 as a Trading PostMap (db m45260) HM
15 California, Placer County, Colfax — Jacob Keck, Sr.Colfax Pioneer
Erected this brick building Circa 1865 as a SaloonMap (db m45261) HM
16 California, Placer County, Colfax — John Butler, Druggist
Charles Crocker, Trustee Central Pacific Railroad Sold on October 29, 1896 to John Butler, Druggist Established Colfax Drug Store One of the oldest pharmacies in California Richard . . . Map (db m45263) HM
17 California, Placer County, Colfax — Leopold & Josephine Lobner
. . . Map (db m45378) HM
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18 California, Placer County, Colfax — Memorial Hall
Built in honor of World War 1 Veterans on the site of W.H. Russell’s Livery Stable by Colfax Post 192 American Legion 23 Apr. 1927 Cornerstone laid & building dedicated for community use 26 June 1928 Agreement: Joint ownership . . . Map (db m45232) HM
19 California, Placer County, Colfax — Murphy’s Saloon
. . . Map (db m45376) HM
20 California, Placer County, Colfax — Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad1876 – 1942 — Placer County Terminus —
Depot was 100 yards N.E. of this spot. Built by John Flint Kidder between 1874-76. It ran 22 miles from Colfax to Nevada City via Grass Valley. Rails taken up on 1942. Sarah Kidder, widow of builder , world’s first woman railroad president 1901 . . . Map (db m14438) HM
21 California, Placer County, Colfax — Robert G. Fowler - ColfaxSept. 13 - 23 — 1911 —
Near this site, the shattered remains of Robert G. Fowler’s Wright Model B biplane was rebuilt following a crash near Alta on the second day of his west to east flight. The ten-day rebuilding effort, which took place alongside the railroad track in . . . Map (db m45157) HM
22 California, Placer County, Colfax — Schuyler Colfax1865
Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives, was asked by President Abraham Lincoln on April 14 to take a message to the miners of the west, that their prosperity is the prosperity of the Nation. These may have been Lincoln’s last words . . . Map (db m10976) HM
23 California, Placer County, Colfax — The Railhead Saloon
Historic Lot 6 – Block 3 1865 Original Sale C. Crocker to Kohn & Kind 1867- 1918 Ownerships E.S. Yeats • Thomas Woodliff • Levi Leeds • John Kneeland & Family • John River • Avila Demers • Louis & Elvira Rugani 1946 Owners Gilbert . . . Map (db m45262) HM
24 California, Placer County, Colfax — The Stevens Trail
This trail was originally established as a toll road in 1859 by Truman Allen Stevens. The trail went down to the bottom of the American River Canyon and back up the other side to Colfax via a bridge that is no longer in existence. This road was in . . . Map (db m45154) HM
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Apr. 23, 2024