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#123:  Columbia

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Location:

Columbia State Historic Park, NW corner of Washington and Broadway Sts, Columbia

Plaque 1: 38.033810,-120.402203
Plaque 2: 38.013443,-120.398097
Plaque 3: 38.010263,-120.390836

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Columbia, the 'Gem of the Southern Mines,' became a town of 4,000 to 5,000 in the 1850s, following the discovery of gold here by the Hildreth party March 27, 1850. Gold shipments, estimated at $87,000,000, declined rapidly after 1858, but Columbia never became a ghost town. Columbia State Historic Park was created in 1945 to preserve its historic buildings and sites.



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