Auburn California’s Old Town, Gold Rush history


Auburn, CA

Auburn, CA shown on a Google map

This week my travels have been to Northern California’s foothills. I am in Auburn, a town that started when gold was found nearby on May 16, 1848, by Claude Chana.

Auburn was a typical town of the period — built quickly, mostly of wood, with false fronts. I commented that we didn’t have such town looks in NY. My local friend Carolyn explained that people had a short period in which to build and do business until the gold ran out.

Here are a few photos of Old Town Auburn.

Historic Route 40

Auburn, CA is on Historic Route 40

Beautiful

Beautiful

Until a few years ago this brewery building was a historic restaurant

Until a few years ago this brewery building was a historic restaurant

Post Office

Post Office

Great plaque!

Great plaque!

 

Fire house

Fire house

 

Fire truck

Fire truck

Great sculpture of a miner. (I'm checking out his gold nuggets.)

Great sculpture of a miner. (I’m checking out his gold nuggets.)

 

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