of GOLD DISCOVERY
A volunteer committee of representatives from the Auburn Native
American community, Placer County, the City of Auburn, the U.S. Forest
Service, the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, service clubs and
private citizens have come together to step back in history.
A recreation of Auburn as it was established and grew from 1848 and
1852. This recreation will include a Nisenan Indian Village and Big
Time Spring Time celebrations and dancing, the miners' tent city
of Dry Diggings (Auburn), and "Traveler's Rest," the town's
first stage stop, welcoming visitors and new residents to the Sierra foothills.
Friday to Sunday, May 15 - 17, 1998
Gold Country Fairgrounds & the Bernhard Museum Complex, Auburn,
California. (If there's rain, the activities will move indoors to the fairground
Auburn Gold Rush Days is the first of three annual
events to take visitors back in time to experience life in Auburn
between 1848 and 1852. Participants will see how the Nisenan Indians
lived for centuries prior to the discovery of gold. They will visit a mining
camp of tents and makeshift housing, talk with those early residents
and be on hand to meet arriving stagecoaches. Visitors will visit and
explore Auburn's beginnings as they walk through the busy Traveler's
Rest area, complete with tradespeople, craftsmen, and politicians
fighting for California statehood. They will also enjoy the music and food of
an early mining settlement.
A living history of our community, its people and its
transformation to a city.
An Event in
Recognition of the California Sesquicentennial