#0463 Ophir

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#0463 Ophir

Site information:

SW corner of Lozanos and Bald Hill Rds, 3 mi W of Auburn

38.891289,-121.124593

Plaque information:

State plaque has been replaced multiple times, but was intact when I visited.

Plaque text:

Ophir

Founded in 1849 as 'The Spanish Corral,' Ophir recieved its Biblical name in 1850 becasue of its rich placers.  The most populous town in Placer County in 1852, polling 500 votes, Ophir was almost totally destroyed by fire in July 1853. Later became the center of quartz mining in this county.

Dedicated August 30, 1950

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