California State Historic Landmark 400

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#400 Virginiatown
Founded June 1851 - commonly called "Virginia." Over two thousand miners worked rich deposits. Captain John Bristow built California's first railroad, 1852, carrying pay dirt to Auburn Ravine, a distance of one mile. Site of Philip Armour's and George Aldrich's butcher shop, said to have led to founding of famous Chicago Armour Meat Packing Company.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


4725 Virginiatown Rd, 0.2 mi SE of Fowler and Virginiatown Rds, 7 mi NW of Newcastle.

Landmark logo Return to other landmarks in Placer county.

Please note: I have no connection to any organizations mentioned on this site.

Site contents copyright 1996-2000 by Donald Laird - all rights reserved

Send comments to:
Donald Laird