Placer County Courthouse
Before the formation of Placer County in 1851, this hilltop where the present courthouse now stands was the site of bull and bear fights and public hangings.
This is a grandiose three-story structure topped by a bracketed cornice and simple Renaissance Revival inspired dome. Beautiful stairs lead to a main second floor from both the north and south. This building is one of four surviving northern and central California courthouses which retain most of their architectural ornamentation and magnificent domes.
Auburn: The Endurance Capital of the World
"The Gold Rush Town of Auburn"
In 1848, shortly after John Marshall's gold discovery at Sutter's Mill, Claude Chana also found gold in a ravine near Auburn. Soon, the town grew up here to service the thousands of gold prospectors who had flocked to California.
Relatively few actually struck it rich; most of those who made big money off the Gold Rush were the hotel-, saloon-, and brothel-keepers, the merchants, craftsmen, and others where provided the goods and services that the prospectors needed. And they flourished in towns such as Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Placerville, Marysville, Sonora, Angel's Camp, and others.
Gold Country - Auburn, California
Located in the foothills less than 25 miles East of Sacramento. Over looking the Sacramento valley, at an elevation of 1,000-1,500ft. The summer temperatures are slightly cooler than the valley and so perfect, it is just above the valley fog & smog and below the Sierra's heavy snow fall in the winter. Auburn is a heavenly place to live, that's why some people call it Gods Country.