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Gold mining town of Auburn, California...
Item # 599687
June 21, 1873
THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, June 21, 1873
* Rare Old West title
* Once known as North Fork Dry Diggings...
Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings, later changed to Woods Dry Diggings. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in 1849. In 1851, Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. Gold mining operations moved up the ravine to the site of present-day Auburn. In 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad, the western leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad, reached Auburn, as it was being built east from Sacramento toward Ogden, Utah.
Perhaps appropriately, the front page has a story titled: "A Pot of Gold". Inside has: "Chinese Question" "The Railroad and the Sale" "Brief News Items" "Dutch Flat Correspondence" and more. A wealth of advertisements as well.
Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
Category: The Old West