Gold Runwas 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 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. Today, Gold Run is home to beautiful vistas, sumptuous estates, and live entertainment and BBQ at the Hitch-n-Post right off Interstate 80.
Altais a small community about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Auburn, located off I-80 and along the historical First Transcontinental Railroad. One of the few buildings other than private residences is the Alta-Dutch Flat Grammar School serving kindergarten through eighth grade students. Alta also boasts a fire department, numerous churches, and a general store.
Rich in history, Dutch Flat was named in the 1800s for its Dutch storekeepers. In what was to become a large Placer County mining area, in those early days, the town had a large population and many fine buildings. Today, one drops back in time over 100 years when exploring the paths and streets of this quaint village. Residents are proud of their well-manicured yards and beautiful homes. The Dutch Flat Swimming Pool is still a popular place for families and friends to go in the summer, and the reservoir attracts bird watchers, hikers, and those seeking adventure in off-road vehicles.
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