Columbia - The Gem of the Southern Mines

Columbia - The Gem of the Southern Mines California


Stock #: 310987
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Columbia
State: California (CA)
County: Tuolumne
Publisher: H. S. Crocker co. Inc
Size: 6" x 9" (15.25 x 23 cm)

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Columbia owes its origin to the gold mines which began in March of 1859. During this time Columbia's population was between ten and fiftenn thousand and it was one of the most important mining communities as a center of business, transportation and recreation of that period. Much of the town was destroyed by fire on July 10, 1854. The frame buildings destroyed were rebuilt of brick and withstood a second fire on August 25, 1857. Many of these buildings are still in use and today the town is being restored by the State to its former self. Columbia typifies more than any other in the State, a Gold Rush Town of the Mother Lode