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Auburn - Placer County

View of Old Town Auburn
View of Old Town Auburn

Our last stop was in Auburn, one of the largest and most interesting of the Gold Rush towns we visited. We were unable to locate one of the old buildings that was made of sawed talc schist or soapstone over one doorway. Many of the buildings are made of brick, wood, and stone.

Placer Herald and other brick buildings in Auburn California Rock And Gravel Co.
Placer Herald and other brick
buildings in Auburn
California Rock And Gravel Co.

[ Used with permission of the California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology from Bulletin 141 (Geologic Guidebook Along Highway 49, Bulletin 141), (1948). ]


Placer County Court House (Photo #1) Placer County Court House (Photo #2)
Placer County Court House (Photo #3)
Placer County Courthouse where white marble was
used for the columns and trimming.

The Placer County Courthouse is near the historic section and is made of materials mainly quarried or produced in Placer County. The bricks and lime were from Auburn, the marble from Colfax, the granite from Rocklin, and the slate used on the roof was from Slatington.



Auburn Buildings (Photo #1) Auburn Buildings (Photo #2)
Auburn Buildings (Photo #3)
Auburn Buildings (Photo #4)
Auburn Buildings

Ruins in Old Section of Auburn (Photo #1) Ruins in Old Section of Auburn (Photo #2) Wall Built of Stone
Ruins in Old Section of Auburn Wall Built of Stone


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