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Wild West in Columbia, California

A March 2006 trip to Columbia by kustom57

Columbia State Historic Park Photo, More Photos
Quote: Columbia's historic district keeps the past alive.

Wild West in Columbia, California

Overview

The fire engine Photo,
Quote:
GOLD!The Gold Rush to Columbia, California, began on March 27, 1850, when Dr. Thadeus Hildreth and his brother George discovered gold in the gulches near present-day Columbia. News of the discovery spread, and they were soon joined by a flood of miners. It was first called Hildreth's Diggings, and was then changed to American Camp. Finally, one last change brought about Columbia as the final name.Unlike many settlements that have changed with the times, Columbia, California, seems to be frozen in the 1800s. Today, Columbia State Historic Park is the best preserved of California gold rush towns. Read the review to discover more.Quick Tips: Historic Columbia is a great educationa...Read More

Columbia State Historic Park

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Attraction

Columbia State Historic Park Photo,
Quote:
GOLD!The Gold Rush to Columbia, California, began on March 27, 1850 when Dr. Thadeus Hildreth and his brother George discovered gold in the gulches near present-day Columbia. News of the discovery spread, and they were soon joined by a flood of miners. It was first called Hildreths Diggings, and then changed to American Camp. Finally one last change brought about Columbia as the final name. Unlike many settlements that have changed with the times Columbia, California, seems to be frozen in the 1800s. Today, Columbia State Historic Park is the best preserved of California gold rush towns.At one point this town used to be the second-largest city in California. It also ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 20, 2006

Columbia State Historic Park
22708 Broadway
Columbia, California 95310
(209) 588-9128

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kustom57

kustom57
Turlock, California