#405:  Town of Gold Run

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South side of I-80 on Magra Rd at Gold Run exit, Gold Run

Plaque: 39.174580,-120.857742




State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Originally called Mountain Springs, Gold Run was founded in 1854 by O. W. Hollenbeck. It was famed for its hydraulic mines, which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000 in gold. Five water ditches passed through the town to serve the mining companies, but they had to cease operations in 1882 when a court decision made hydraulic mining unprofitable.

David Schmitt