California State Historical Landmark #405
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This landmark is located on the northwest corner of I-80 and Magra Road, across the street from post office in Gold Run in Placer County. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Placer County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 10.471 W 120° 51.461.
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Originally called Mountain Springs, Gold Run was founded in 1854 by O. W. Hollenbeck. It was famed for its hydraulic mines, which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000 in gold. Five water ditches passed through the town to serve the mining companies, but they had to cease operations in 1882 when a court decision made hydraulic mining unprofitable.