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Auburn Gold Rush Days

Event Schedule

Event Program

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Educational Activities

Sesquicentennial Links

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WHO:    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.

WHAT:    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.

WHEN:     Friday to Sunday, May 15 - 17, 1998

WHERE:     Gold Country Fairgrounds & the Bernhard Museum Complex, Auburn, California. (If there's rain, the activities will move indoors to the fairground buildings.)

WHY:    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

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Auburn GRD
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For information, call the Auburn Chamber of Commerce automated  information system for news on special events, at 530-885-5616.