California Historic Landmarks

Columbia

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Landmark Number: 123
Location: Columbia State Historic Park, Corner of Washington and Broadway Streets, Columbia, Tuolumne County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque
Admission: Free


Description

From the State OHP web site:

Columbia, the 'Gem of the Southern Mines,' became a town of 4,000 to 5,000 in the 1850s, following the discovery of gold here by the Hildreth party March 27, 1850. Gold shipments, estimated at $87,000,000, declined rapidly after 1858, but Columbia never became a ghost town. Columbia State Historic Park was created in 1945 to preserve its historic buildings and sites.

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Official State Marker Plaque.
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Marker Plaque detail.
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The Wells Fargo Building.
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