California Genealogy

County Officers, 1861 Placer County, California

County Officers Office Officer County Judge E. H. Vandecar Sheriff L. L. Bullock Clerk H. Gooding County Recorder W. A. Selkirk District Attorney Jo. Hamilton Treasurer E. M. Banvard Coroner James Platt Public Administrator Rufus Smith Superintendent of Public Schools H. S. Greenwood District Court, Eleventh Judicial District. Hon. B. F. Myres, Judge. Meets at …

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Bird Valley, Horse-shoe Bar, and Stony Bar, Placer County, California

Below Bird’s Valley about three miles are Stony Bar and Rester’s Bar, on the North Fork of the Middle Fork, both of which were esteemed rich by the miners of ’49 and ’50. The diggings were shallow, and the greatest difficulty to contend with was the large stones which had to be removed by the …

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