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Auburn Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 126 photos
In 1848, shortly after John Marshall's gold discovery at Sutter's Mill, Claude Chana also found gold in a ravine near Auburn. Soon, the town grew up here to service the thousands of gold prospectors who had flocked to California.
Relatively few actually struck it rich; most of those who made big money off the Gold Rush were the hotel-, saloon-, and brothel-keepers, the merchants, craftsmen, and others where provided the goods and services that the prospectors needed. And they flourished in towns such as Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Placerville, Marysville, Sonora, Angel's Camp, and others.
- Pros:Historic, picturesque Gold Rush town
- In a nutshell:While visiting the Gold Country, be sure to stop here
Downtown Auburn has a number of historically and architecturally significant buildings. Having been spared from modern... more travel advice
One of the oldest buildings in Auburn, this house dates to 1851. Benjamin Bernhard acquired it in 1868, and established... more travel advice
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