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Jul 17, 2020· Today, Sonora is the largest and liveliest of theCalifornia gold-rush towntrio onCaliforniaState Route 49 (Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown). Its main street is lively and entertaining, lined with gift shops, saloons, and many restaurants. The variety of storefronts is an eclectic mix, ranging from bakeries and coffee shops to old-timey bars, antique shops, and emporiums selling various goods.

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  • Gold RushHistory | HistoricTowns  Visit El Dorado

    Gold RushHistory | HistoricTowns Visit El Dorado

    Placerville is a charming California “gold rush” town named after the placer gold deposits found in its’ river beds and hills in the late 1840s. It’s treasured heritage is reflected in the historical, nineteenth-century architecture of its downtown core.

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  • TheGold Rushof 1849   Facts, Summary & Video  HISTORY

    TheGold Rushof 1849 Facts, Summary & Video HISTORY

    Mar 30, 2020· The California Gold Rush was sparked by the discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 and was arguably one of the most significant events to …

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  • GoldCountryin California: How to Plan Weekend Getaway

    GoldCountryin California: How to Plan Weekend Getaway

    California GoldCountry is a big place, loosely defined as the Sierra foothills alongCaliforniaHighway 49. It's a place full of history, with lots of cute littletownsand winding roads. This getaway centers on thegold rush townsof Tuolumne County, including Sonora, Jackson, and Jamestown.

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  • Three California Gold Rush Towns Worth Visiting

    Three California Gold Rush Towns Worth Visiting

    Nov 10, 2015· Three California Gold-Rush Towns Worth Visiting Sonora. The county seat ofTuolumne County,Sonorais the largest and liveliest of this trio of California gold-rush...Columbia. The current (and ongoing) California drought has produced one small silver (or should I say gold?) lining.Jamestown. A ...

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  • 15 Of The Cutest Small RuralTownsIn NorthernCalifornia

    15 Of The Cutest Small RuralTownsIn NorthernCalifornia

    Jan 04, 2017· Before theGold Rush, Native Americans inhabited the area that would later become Nevada City. Unlike most NorthernCalifornia towns, it hasn't seen a ton of growth since early 20th century. In both 1900 and 2000, the population hovered around 3,000 people. It's know as an artsy community and has some truly scrumptious restaurants.

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  • ThreeCalifornia Gold Rush TownsWorth Visiting

    ThreeCalifornia Gold Rush TownsWorth Visiting

    Nov 10, 2015· The 19th century has a way of working its way into casual conversation in Columbia,California, one of a trio ofgold-rush towns—Sonora and Jamestown are …

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  • 3 of the BestGold Rush Townsand GhostTownsNear Sacramento

    3 of the BestGold Rush Townsand GhostTownsNear Sacramento

    It’s when James W. Marshall first discovered gold in Coloma! This sparked the famous Gold Rush, and visitors flocked to the area with hopes of striking it rich. Some of the miners eventually moved on, but you can still find fascinating remnants of past. Today, you can visit these Gold Rush towns and ghost towns near Sacramento to enjoy a bit of history and a whole lot of unique charm!

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  • 5 California Gold Rush Towns to Visit

    5 California Gold Rush Towns to Visit

    Placerville.Placervillewas once known by the ominous sounding name “Hangtown” and a sign that hangs today is still pleasantly reminding visitors of this fact. This quaintgold mining townwas incorporated on May 13, 1854 but mining began much earlier in …

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  • CaliforniaStateGold RushGhostTown| Bodie CA

    CaliforniaStateGold RushGhostTown| Bodie CA

    Official Gold Rush Ghost Town of California. Bodie was designated the official state gold rush ghost town of California in 2002 to acknowledge the importance Bodie played in California's history. California also recognizes an official silver rush ghost town. The idea for the measure originated from the students and teachers of Lee Vining Junior High School.

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  • 13 places every Californian should visit inGoldCountry

    13 places every Californian should visit inGoldCountry

    Mar 16, 2016· Railtown 1897 State Historic Park has preserved much of the Sierra Railway, built in 1897 in the Gold Country town of Jamestown to carry lumber and ore to …

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  • 7 LivelyCalifornia Gold Rush TownsYou Must Visit

    7 LivelyCalifornia Gold Rush TownsYou Must Visit

    Today, Sonora is the largest and liveliest of the California gold-rush town trio on California State Route 49 (Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown). Its main street is lively and entertaining, lined with gift shops, saloons, and many restaurants. The variety of storefronts is an eclectic mix, ranging from bakeries and coffee shops to old-timey bars, antique shops, and emporiums selling various goods.

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  • California Gold Rush| Definition, History, & Facts

    California Gold Rush| Definition, History, & Facts

    Overview of theCalifornia Gold Rush, the rapid influx of fortune seekersin Californiathat began aftergoldwas found at Sutter’s Mill on the American River in early 1848. TheGold Rushreached its peak in 1852. According to estimates, more than 300,000 people came to the territory during theGold Rush.

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  • Wildfires Are Latest Risk in the Rewarding Quiet of Gold

    Wildfires Are Latest Risk in the Rewarding Quiet of Gold

    Sep 18, 2020· Thegold rush, the seminal period that helped transform a thinly populated territory into the magnet of talent and adventure-seekers thatCaliforniawould become, sent hundreds of thousands of ...

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  • 5 Must SeeCalifornia Gold Rush Towns| The Discoverer

    5 Must SeeCalifornia Gold Rush Towns| The Discoverer

    Surrounded by forest, this is the most well-preserved Gold Rush town in California, yet it is also a vibrant community of locals who embrace fine restaurants, fun bars, charming boutiques, comfortable hotels and inns, lovely wineries, a Railroad Museum, a Firehouse Museum, The Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and the Nevada Theater (c. 1865), the oldest continuously operating theater on the West Coast.

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  • Wildfires Are Latest Risk in the Rewarding Quiet ofGold

    Wildfires Are Latest Risk in the Rewarding Quiet ofGold

    Sep 18, 2020· Thegold rush, the seminal period that helped transform a thinly populated territory into the magnet of talent and adventure-seekers thatCaliforniawould become, sent hundreds of thousands of ...

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  • America's eeriestGold Rushghosttowns

    America's eeriestGold Rushghosttowns

    Whengoldwas discoveredin Californiain the 1850s, a frenzy of adventurers headed west seeking their fortunes. Soon thousands of miningtownshad popped up all over the West as precious metals ...

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  • America's eeriest Gold Rush ghost towns

    America's eeriest Gold Rush ghost towns

    Whengoldwas discoveredin Californiain the 1850s, a frenzy of adventurers headed west seeking their fortunes. Soon thousands of miningtownshad popped up all over the West as precious metals ...

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  • California Gold Rush Ghost Towns   Galleon Gold

    California Gold Rush Ghost Towns Galleon Gold

    Sep 15, 2019· California gold rush ghost towns Settled, betweenSutter’s MillandMormon Islandlay one of the most consequential of all the gold rush towns, thetown of Coloma, in which the first gold was found byJames Marshallin 1848 and with that the great gold rush was on.

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  • Complete Map of Historic Hwy 49  CaliforniaHwy 49Gold

    Complete Map of Historic Hwy 49 CaliforniaHwy 49Gold

    ComprehensiveCalifornia gold rushhistory, including counties,cities, historic and current photos, maps, sights, lodging, restaurants, shopping, wineries, golf ...

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