#0337 Rich Bar


#0337 Rich Bar

Site information:

State Hwy 70 (P.M. 18.8)


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Rich Bar

Gold first found here July 1850 by miners coming over the mountains from the Yuba Diggins. Much production during early ‘fifties along this east branch of the Feather River’s North Fork. Here “Dame Shirley” (Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) wrote her “Letters from the California Mines,” one of the foremost classics of the gold rush.

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Las Plumas del Oro Chapter of E Clampus Vitus. September 13, 1957

Registered 8/8/1939