California Historical Landmarks in Placer County

California Historical Landmark 397
Dutch Flat
Main and Stockton Streets
Dutch Flat

California Historical Landmark #397: Dutch Flat
  California Historical Landmark #397: Dutch Flat
26 February 2008
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Dutch Flat

Founded in the spring of 1851 by Joseph and Charles Dornback. From 1854 to 1882 it was noted for its rich hydraulic mines. In 1860 had the largest voting population in Placer County. Chinese inhabitants numbered about 2,000. Here Theodore Judah and D. W. Strong made the original subscription to build the first transcontinental railroad.

State Registered Landmark No. 397

Tablet Placed by California Centennials Commission
Base Furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated July 22, 1950

The Dutch Flat Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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