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Guide to the Placer County Legal Records, 1851-1856
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Placer County Legal Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1851-1856
    Box Number: 1372
    Creator: Placer County (Calif.)
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Placer County Legal Records, California State Library.

    Access Points

    County government-California-Placer County-Records and correspondence
    Court records--California--Placer County
    Placer County (Calif.)--History-Sources


    Records of court cases, public administrator's reports, road overseer's reports, bonds.


    Placer County was created April 25, 1851, from parts of Sutter and Yuba Counties. It was an important mining county and was given its name because placer mining was the principal method of mining for gold there. Auburn is the county seat.

    Related Collections

    California legal records