Colfax (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Centered in Placer County, Colfax lies northeast of the state capital, Sacramento, in the California foothills. The Gold Rush of 1849 transformed these serene surroundings overnight into a flurry of human activity as men sought wealth. The town soon became the supply transport center for miners working their claims. When technology evolved to meet the needs of our expanding country, trains replaced pack trains and stagecoaches. Colfax grew to accommodate the thousands of workers toiling their way through the Sierra Nevadas to complete the western end of the transcontinental railroad. The town still serves as a junction point for the railroad and a destination stop for tourists to enjoy its unique history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738596112
ISBN-10: 0738596116
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: January 14th, 2013
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)