#0404 City of Auburn


#0404 City of Auburn

Site information:

SW corner of Maple St and Lincoln Way, Auburn


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

City of Auburn

Gold discovered near here by Claude Chana May 16, 1848. Area first known as "North Fork" or "Wood's Dry Diggings". Settlement given name of Auburn in Fall of 1849. Soon became important mining town, trading post and stage terminal. County seat of Sutter County 1850 and Placer County 1851. Destroyed by fire 1855, 1859 and 1963.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated September 23, 1950

Registered 4/14/1948