The Plumas-Eureka Collection is a collection
that illuminates the history of gold mining and its impact on the
settlement of the Plumas County region of California during the great
decades of the California Gold Rush. It consists of materials, including
legal records and a nice collection of photographs, that reflect the
history of the Plumas-Eureka region, and life in the mining towns of
Johnsville and Jamison City, California.
(The history of Johnsville and the surrounding area of Plumas
County, California, is inseparable from the history of gold mining operations
in the area in the mid to late 19th century. This narrative, adapted
from histories compiled by George Ross, Plumas-Eureka State Park docent,
lays out the general chain of events surrounding the discovery of gold
on Eureka Peak (Gold Mountain as it was formerly known), the
establishment of the Plumas-Eureka and Jamison Mines, and the founding of the
town of Johnsville and other communities organized around the mining
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Property rights reside with the California Department of Parks and
Recreation. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records
and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Plumas-Eureka
The collections are open for research by appointment only.
Appointments may be made by calling 530-836-2380.