NO. 337 RICH BAR - Gold was first found here in July 1850 by miners coming over the mountains from the Yuba Diggins, and there was much production during early 1850s along this east branch of the Feather River's north fork. Here 'Dame Shirley' (Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) wrote her Letters From the California Mines, one of the classics of the gold rush.
On South side of State Route 70 PM 18.8 (4 mi SE of Belden, 23.6 mi NW of Quincy)
The State Marker is in a Turnout on the south side of State Route 70. The Rich Bar Road sign is at the intersection of SR 70 and Rich Bar.