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TOWN OF GOLD RUN

Historical Landmark

Description:
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

Location:
City: Gold Run
County: Placer

Directions:
NW corner of I-80 and Magra Rd, plaque across the street from post office, Gold Run

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