Town of Gold Run
California State Historic Landmark 405
#405 Gold Run
Founded in 1854 by O.W. Hollenbeck and originally called Mountain Springs. Famed
for its hydraulic mines which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000.00 in gold. Five large water
ditches passed through the town serving the mining companies which had to cease operations in 1882
when state law was passed prohibiting hydraulic mining.
SW corner of I-80 and Magra Rd, Gold Run.
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