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  • Claude Chana Gold Panner Monument

    Claude Chana Gold Panner Monument

    Auburn, CA

    A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.

    Lincoln Way & Park Street, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Placer County Courthouse Museum

    Placer County Courthouse Museum

    Auburn, CA

    This museum presents an overview of Placer County history from the early Nisenan inhabitants through the latter half of the 20th century. It also includes the Placer County Gold collection, the renowned Pate Collection of American Indian artifacts and the original Thomas Kinkade painting “Auburn Centennial.”

    101 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603