California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County

California Historical Landmark 468
Michigan Bar
State Route 16 East of Michigan Bar Road
Michigan Bar


Michigan Bar

Now practically obliterated by hydraulic and dredging operations, the booming town of Michigan Bar once contained 1,500 population. Gold was discovered here in 1849 by citizens of Michigan, after whom the settlement was named. Pottery works, once largest in the state, were located here, and town contained a post office and Wells Fargo agency.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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