#0401 Iowa Hill


#0401 Iowa Hill

Site information:

0.1 mi SW of post office on Iowa Hill Rd, Iowa Hill


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Iowa Hill

Gold discovered here in 1853 and by 1856 weekly production estimated at one hundred thousand dollars. The total value of gold produced up to 1880 is placed at twenty million dollars. Town was destroyed by fire in 1857 and again in 1862 but each time was rebuilt with more substantial buildings. Last big fire 1920 destroyed most of town.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society. Originally dedicated August 27, 1950. Replaced and rededicated July 4, 1976 by the Placer County Historical Society and Iowa Hill Community Club.

Registered 4/14/1948