California State Historic Landmark 463

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#463 Town of Ophir
Founded in 1849 and first known as "The Spanish Corral". Area proved so rich that biblical name of Ophir adopted in 1850. Most populous town in Placer County in 1852, polling 500 votes. Almost totally destroyed by fire July 1853. Later became center of quartz mining in this county.

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SW corner of Lozanos and Bald Hill Rds, 3 mi W of Auburn.

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