This digitally modified photo of Auburn, CA was taken from an Amtrak railcar on the railroad trestle over I-80 exit looking towards the historic district and courthouse. Claude Chana discovered gold in a ravine May 16, 1848. Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings and soon the area developed into a mining camp. It was officially named Auburn in August 1849. By 1850, the town's population grew to about 1500 people, and in 1851, Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. In 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad, the western leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad, reached Auburn as it was being built east from Sacramento toward Ogden, Utah. Artistic mixed media digital painting of an original photographic image.
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