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CHL No. 400 Virginiatown - Placer


NO. 400 VIRGINIATOWN - Founded June 1851, the town was commonly called 'Virginia.' Over 2,000 miners worked rich deposits here. In 1852 Captain John Brislow built California's first railroad to carry pay dirt one mile, to Auburn Ravine. It was the site of Philip Armour's and George Aldrich's butcher shop, said to have led to founding of the famous Chicago Armour meatpacking company.


4725 Virginiatown Rd, 0.2 mi east of Fowler and Virginiatown Rds, 7 mi NW of Newcastle
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CHL #400 Virginiatown Marker