Early in 1849,Auburn was known as Wood's or North Fork Dry Diggings. It was one of the earliest mining camps in California, gold being mined here in May of 1848 by Claude Chana and his Indians. The name was changed a year later by the miners who were with Stevenson's Volunteer Regiment who came from Auburn, NY. The gold gave out, but Auburn's decline was circumvented by the advent of the railroad in 1865 and by the planting of orchards in the 1880's. The narrow streets twist uphill under wide-branching trees that lend a flavor of the gold mining days.
ANNUAL BALL - AUBURN - Image digitally restored and printed using fine art-level media. Media includes canvas, metal, and fabric.
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