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Auburn is part of the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. It’s known for its California Gold Rush history and its registration as a California Historical Landmark. The city is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area, the site of more endurance sporting events than any other place in the world, giving Auburn the title “Endurance Capital of the World.” Auburn also holds the county seat in Placer County. As of 2016, the population is 13,963.
Auburn is one of the oldest towns in California. In 1848, a group of gold miners were originally headed for Coloma, California when they stumbled upon what would eventually be called the Auburn Ravine. The miners found gold in the ravine and decided to stay to prospect the area. The land soon developed into a mining camp and was given the name Auburn in 1849.
In 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Auburn as it was being built from Sacramento to Ogden, Utah. Today, the restored town features many buildings from the 19th century including houses, retail buildings, the fire station, and the post office.
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