The Famous Columbia Candy Kitchen
Title:
The Famous Columbia Candy Kitchen
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located in the historic Gold Rush town of Columbia, this building still stands since 1854, being one of the first fireproof buildings of the town. Gold was discovered here on March 27, 1850 and the population grew to 15,000 by 1851. Now a California State Park, having been restored and preserved for future generations. The home of the first bank, operated by D.O. Mills; the first public utilities office, the Tuolumne County Water Co. and one of California's first post offices. These and many other historical points, make this town well worth a visit.


Brady Building, Columbia State Historic Park
Title:
Brady Building, Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused



The Columbia House Restaurant
Title:
The Columbia House Restaurant
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused


St. Ann's Church
Title:
St. Ann's Church
Columbia California (CA), Divided Back unused



Columbia State Park Masonic Temple
Title:
Columbia State Park Masonic Temple
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused


Columbia Gem Motel
Title:
Columbia Gem Motel
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
L. E. Lindholm PO Box 874; Phone 532-4508 (Area Code 209). On the Columbia Hiway, 1/2 mile south of historic Columbia State Park; well furnished cottages among the tall pines; wall to wall carpeting; thermostatic-controlled electric heat; complimentary coffee; your hosts, Hal and Hazel Denton; "In the historic mother lode of California"



St. Anne's Church
Title:
St. Anne's Church
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused


Columbia Junior College Campus
Title:
Columbia Junior College Campus
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
P.O. Box 1849 95310



Interior of St. Anne's Catholic Church
Title:
Interior of St. Anne's Catholic Church
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
This church, thought to be the first brick church in California, was started in 1852, completed in 1856. Interior paintings are the work of James Fallon, son of a pioneer. Father Slatterly, a leader in the work was the first priest


Columbia - The Gem of the Southern Mines
Title:
Columbia - The Gem of the Southern Mines
Columbia California (CA), Jumbo/Large Format unused

Description:
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



Columbia State Historic Park
Title:
Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Looking at theis sleepy street it is ahrd to believe that a polutaion of 15,000 to 20,000 people took $87,000,000 in gold out of this immediate area


Post Office
Title:
Post Office
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused



St. Anne's Church, Columbia State Park
Title:
St. Anne's Church, Columbia State Park
Columbia California (CA), Linen unused

Description:
Series 49-3 Built in 1856, still stands on its high hill overlooking the fields of limestone boulders that were left by the miners who washed all the loose dirt through the sluices and into the river. The church and cemetery remained inviolated, despite the fact that miners knew that gold in large amounts lies beneath. Mark Twain, Bret Harte Trail Columbia State Park, California.


Columbia Junior College Campus, P. O. Box 1849
Title:
Columbia Junior College Campus, P. O. Box 1849
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series R23286



City Hall
Title:
City Hall
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located in Columbia State Historic Park, four miles north of Sonora. The City Hotel is small in size, representative of the 1870's. Allow the nostalgia of this famous old hotel to work its charm on you by staying in one of the luxuriously appointed rooms.


Wells Fargo Office
Title:
Wells Fargo Office
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
By the spring of 1851 there were a dozen busy stagelines in operation covering the dusty roads of California. On New Year's Day, 1854, these lines merged and formed the California Stage Company worth over 1 million dollars. Men grew famous, such as Ben Holladay, Chorpenning, Crandall and most noted Butterfield, who was very close to the Buchanan administration and was given mail contracts. Just 26 days after the Pony Express was started, April 29, 1860, it carried new that Butterfield had sold out to Wells Fargo & Co. It was an expensive matter to import Concords from New Hampshire, but it was the Concord that helped make the west. Small boys and big men looked up to the driver who had pride in his profession and had one thing in mind, get his passengers, anywhere they wanted to go, get them there on time, and get them there safe. . . M.P.



Historical St. Anne's Church
Title:
Historical St. Anne's Church
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
Built 1852


St. Anns Church
Title:
St. Anns Church
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused



Walls Fargo Building
Title:
Walls Fargo Building
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Wells Fargo Building in Columbia, 4 1/2 miles north of Sonora is now a museum. Records dating from 1852 are rich in the romance of California's Gold Rush era. Columbia was once a thriving community called American Camp.


St. Anne's Catholic Church
Title:
St. Anne's Catholic Church
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
St. Anne's Catholic Church, Columbia, California. Located on Kennebeck Hill, on the original site of three rich mining claims, this is believed to be the first brick church to be built in California. It was started in 1852 and completed in 1856. Bricks used in the structure were kilned at Shaw's flat and its timbers were hand hewn. Funds and aid in building were donated by the miners. The belfry was added in 1857, the bell having been cast in Troy, N. y. and shipped around the horn. This bell weighs three-quarters of a ton and cost $1500. Beautiful altar paintings are the work of James Fallon, son of a pioneer hotel owner. The edifice was declared unsafe and abandoned in 1910 but was repaired and rededicated in 1926. R. D.



Columbia Candy KItchen
Title:
Columbia Candy KItchen
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused


Old Columbia School
Title:
Old Columbia School
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused



Columbia, Tuolumne County, California
Title:
Columbia, Tuolumne County, California
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Dedicated for State Park, July 15, 1945


Grammer School
Title:
Grammer School
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused



Columbia, Calif
Title:
Columbia, Calif
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo unused


Pioneers Cabin Calaveras Big Trees
Title:
Pioneers Cabin Calaveras Big Trees
Columbia California (CA), Real Photo PM 1947 Jul-7



Fire House, No.1
Title:
Fire House, No.1
Columbia California (CA), Chrome PM 1955 Aug-8

Description:
Built in 1854 Bob Ball


Wells Fargo Building
Title:
Wells Fargo Building
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series B 159 This picturesque old red brick building, the most beautiful early day structure in Columbia, was erected in 1857, for Bill Daegener. Daegener became agent for the company when it opened its office in the Fallon House. He held this office until 1872. Columbia was a fabulous camp in its day and produced around $85,000,000 in gold, over half of which was weighed on the scales in this building. The cast iron balcony grill that adorns the second story was brought from Troy. N. Y. by mule team . . M. P.



Main Street
Title:
Main Street
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series B-915 Columbia, a state park, was once known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines". It was the richest, noisiest, fastest growing wicked camp on the Mother Lode. With this handicap the camp soon grew into a metropolis, with 143 faro games, 30 saloons, four banks, 27 produce stores, 3 express offices, and an arena for bull-bear fights. Columbia has more ancient and fewer modern buildings than any other spot along the Mother Lode. The first gold was ground by Mexican Miners who had been run out of Sonora. On March 27, 1850 John Walker who was in a party with the Hildreth brothers found gold while waiting for blankets to dry, this find gave 15 pounds of gold per day. Today hundreds of people walk the streets to see a town that was M. P.


Stage Driver's Retreat
Title:
Stage Driver's Retreat
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series C2124 After a fire in 1854, this building was erected by jack Douglas.



Fallon Hotel And Theatre, Columbia State park
Title:
Fallon Hotel And Theatre, Columbia State park
Columbia California (CA), Chrome PM 1957 Aug-19

Description:
Series 04-49 Fallon Hotel and Theatre, Columbia State Park, built in 1857, is now being used by the College of the Pacific Drama Dept., for summer plays.


School House, Columbia State park
Title:
School House, Columbia State park
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series ICS-106093 On top of a hill over-looking the gold camp of Columbia is a two-story red brick school house said to be the first brick school in California. The building was open for its first term on April 14, 1862. Nearby is a grave yard with marble head stones bearing old Fashioned epitaphs.



Wells Fargo Building
Title:
Wells Fargo Building
Columbia California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series 43 Located in Columbia 4½ miles north of Sonora, is now a museum. Records dating from 1852 are rich in the romance of California's gold rush era. Columbia was once a thriving community called "American Camp."


Church At Columbia
Title:
Church At Columbia
Columbia California (CA), Linen PM 1948





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