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Ophir, CA Business ledgers from W.R. Monahan (78351)

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Ophir, CA Business ledgers from W.R. Monahan   (78351)
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Ophir was a gold camp located in Auburn Ravine in Placer County. Originally known as Spanish Corral, the name was changed in 1850. The town went from one log cabin in 1850 to the largest town in the county by 1852, according to Gudde, p252. In 1856 a Chinese miner found a nugget worth $3,300 (159.6 ozs). . 2 Tax Ledgers with names, Residences, dates, amounts paid. The town was named after Ophir, a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. One of the ledgers is separating at spine, has stain & wearing. Please inspect. 4.75" x 7.75". These two small ledgers were kept by WR Monahan, who was probably the County tax collector. Towns collected from include: Ophir, Mt Vernon, Virginia, Auburn, Gold Hill, Rock Creek, and others. Dates of the ledgers are uncertain, but may center around 1887.

Date: 1887
State/Country: California
City/County: Ophir