California Historical Landmarks in Placer County

California Historical Landmark 404
Maple Street and Lincoln Way

California Historical Landmark #404: Auburn
14 December 2005
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City of Auburn

Gold discovered near here by Claude Chana May 16, 1848. Area first known as "North Fork" or "Wood's Dry Diggins". 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 in 1855, 1859, and 1863.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 404

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

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