Town of Gold Run

California State Historic Landmark 405

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#405 Gold Run
Founded in 1854 by O.W. Hollenbeck and originally called Mountain Springs. Famed for its hydraulic mines which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000.00 in gold. Five large water ditches passed through the town serving the mining companies which had to cease operations in 1882 when state law was passed prohibiting hydraulic mining.

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SW corner of I-80 and Magra Rd, Gold Run.

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