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.