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Auburn is the county seat of Placer County, California, USA. The population was 12,462 at the 2000 census. It is well-known for its California Gold Rush history and boasts one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state. One of its most famous citizens was the poet and short-story writer Clark Ashton Smith, who was born in Auburn in 1893 and lived there most of his life. Auburn is to feature towards the end of Anthony Horowitz's forthcoming story, Nightrise [1]. Stacy Dragila, Olympic gold medalist in the 2000 olympics, was born and raised in Auburn. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) was the first world-class gold rush. ... A poet is someone who writes poetry. ... A short story is a form of short fictional narrative prose. ... Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893-August 14, 1961) was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Anthony Horowitz (born April 5, 1956) is an English author and television scriptwriter. ... Official The Power Of Five logo The Power Of Five is a series of fantasy novels for children and teens, written by British author Anthony Horowitz. ... Stacy Dragila (born Stacy Mikaelson on March 25, 1971 in Auburn, California) is an American pole vaulter. ... Olympic can mean: Olympic Games, an international multi-sport event: Olympic Games, the modern games held since 1896 Ancient Olympic Games, the ancient games held in Olympia, Greece between 776 BC and 393 AD Olympic (band), a Czech rock band Olympic (MTR) A MTR station in Hong Kong Olympic Airlines...

Auburn Courthouse
The Placer County Courthouse was constructed
in Auburn between 1894 and 1898

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Photograph of the Auburn, California Courthouse taken June 2003 by Eric Guinther and submitted to Wikipedia under GNU File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

History

Native Americans, the Nisenan, an offshoot of the Maidu, were the first to establish a permanent settlement in the Auburn area. An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ... The Maidu are a group of Native Americans who lived in Northern California. ... The Maidu are a group of Native Americans who lived in Northern California. ...


In the spring of 1848 a group of French gold miners arrived and camped in what would later be known as the Auburn Ravine. The party was on their way to the gold fields in Coloma, California and included Francois Gendron, Philibert Courteau and Claude Chana. It was the young Chana who discovered gold on May 16, 1848. After finding the gold deposits in the soil the party decided to stay. 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Coloma is a former small town in El Dorado County, California, USA (Latitude/Longitude: 38. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Placer mining in the area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as North Fork Dry Diggings. It then changed name to Woods Dry Diggings, after John S. Wood settled down, built a cabin, and started to mine the ravine. In geology, a placer deposit is a deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable minerals in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain stream. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The area quickly developed into a well established mining camp, officially becoming known as Auburn in August of 1849. By 1850 the population had grown to about 1500, and Auburn became the seat of Placer County in 1851. Future mining operations would move up the ravine to the site of present day Auburn. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Placer County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Auburn is home of the Auburn State Recreation Area. In the heart of the Gold Country, the Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) covers over 35,000 acres (142 km²) along 40 miles (60 km) of the North and Middle Forks of the American River, in Placer County, California. ...


The following films were, at least in part, shot in Auburn:[1] Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ...

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle was a critically and financially unsuccessful movie released in 2001. ... Protocol is a 1984 motion picture starring Goldie Hawn and Chris Sarandon. ... Breakdown is a 1997 film, written and directed by Jonathan Mostow. ... My Family is a 1995 film about a Hispanic family living in East Los Angeles, California throughout the 1920s, 1950s, and 1980s, through immigration, marriage, deportation, reunion, losing a son to crime and to police, another son meeting trouble with the law, a daughter-in-law dying in childbirth, and... Billy Zane as The Phantom The Phantom is a 1996 action/adventure movie starring Billy Zane. ... Phenomenon (1996) Phenomenon is a 1996 drama, romance, and fantasy film written by Gerald DiPego, directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall. ... Wisdom is a 1986 American crime film. ... XXX (also written xXx), pronounced Triple X, is a 2002 action movie starring Vin Diesel. ...

Geography

Location of Auburn, California

Auburn is located at 38°53′55″N, 121°4′28″W (38.898671, -121.074399)GR1. Image File history File links CAMap-doton-Auburn. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.2 km² (7.4 mi²). 19.1 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.41%) is water. The city is located at 38.89199 N, 121.07606 W. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Auburn is situated approximately 800 vertical feet above the confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork of the American River between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe in central California, along the Interstate 80 freeway. Mountainous wilderness canyons and the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range lie adjacent eastward, while gentle rolling foothills well-suited for agriculture lie to the west. The crest of the Sierra Nevada lies approximately 45 miles eastward, and the Central Valley lies approximately ten miles to the west.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,462 people, 5,302 households, and 3,281 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.9/km² (1,690.2/mi²). There were 5,457 housing units at an average density of 285.9/km² (740.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.41% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.52% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 5.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 5,302 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $48,999, and the median income for a family was $62,250. Males had a median income of $43,632 versus $30,066 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,258. About 3.6% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

The mayor of Auburn is Republican Mike Holmes.


References

  1. ^ Placer Tahoe Film Office - Shot in Placer County

External links

  • Auburn City Official Homepage
  • Auburn, CA - Information & Resources
  • Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • Placer County Courthouse
  • West Placer Community Forums
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 38.898671° -121.074399°
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia
    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA

  Results from FactBites:
 
Auburn, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (536 words)
Auburn is the county seat of Placer County, California.
It is well-known for its California gold rush history and boasts one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state.
One of its most famous citizens was the poet and short-story writer Clark Ashton Smith, who was born in Auburn in 1893 and lived there most of his life.
Auburn California (1595 words)
Auburn won, its “favorable location, its preponderance of population, and the inexhaustible powers of voting possessed by its citizens and partisans, decided the contest in its favor by a majority considerably exceeding the entire population of the county.”
Auburn was rapidly becoming one of the leading mining towns of Northern California, but it never gained the reputation of a wild place and didn’t suffer the level of violence experienced by some of the gold camps.
Auburn is sometimes referred to as a “three-story town.” The camp began in the bottom of the ravine where the gold was first discovered.
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