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1872 Auburn, California...



Item # 648998

November 7, 1885

THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, November 7, 1885

* Rare Old West title

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.
Various local & national news plus a wealth of ads. Wight pages, even toning, minor margin wear, should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War

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