TOWN OF GOLD RUN
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.
Registration Date: 4/14/1948
City: Gold Run
NW corner of I-80 and Magra Rd, plaque across the street from post office, Gold Run
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