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This artistic digitally enhanced 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. By Patrick Witz

This artistic digitally enhanced 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. By Patrick Witz

This is the very famous Foresthill Bridge that connects Auburn to the Foresthill Divide.  At the point of being built in 1973 it was the third tallest bridge in the world.  It is currently the tallest bridge in California and still ranks at the top of tallest bridges.

This is the very famous Foresthill Bridge that connects Auburn to the Foresthill Divide. At the point of being built in 1973 it was the third tallest bridge in the world. It is currently the tallest bridge in California and still ranks at the top of tallest bridges.

Georgetown, CA- If you make it to the Gold Country, you need to visit Georgetown...Go to the Georgetown Hotel and then drift out to the Buckeye restaurant, east of town...Good food, music and a chance to step back in time. (Tell Patty, I sent ya.)

Georgetown, CA- If you make it to the Gold Country, you need to visit Georgetown...Go to the Georgetown Hotel and then drift out to the Buckeye restaurant, east of town...Good food, music and a chance to step back in time. (Tell Patty, I sent ya.)

No Hands Bridge then 1912 now 2004

No Hands Bridge then 1912 now 2004

With my son living here with his family, I wish I could spend more time in Georgetown, CA

With my son living here with his family, I wish I could spend more time in Georgetown, CA

Auburn, CA Promanade, formerly the Hotel Auburn

Auburn, CA Promanade, formerly the Hotel Auburn

Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, CA my family is burried here generations

Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, CA my family is burried here generations

Shops in Old Town Auburn - Photo taken by Sallie Kintigh

Shops in Old Town Auburn - Photo taken by Sallie Kintigh

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