Columbia, California

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Columbia

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1992

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Description 

Post office dates: Sept. 15, 1852-Present

"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." - California Historic Landmark No.123

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • June 28, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • January 2, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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