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Prairie City, California


Prairie City, California

Prairie City
Former settlement
Country United States
State California
County Sacramento County
Reference no. 464[1]

Prairie City was a gold-mining community that once sat in the California foothills. The Folsom, California subdivision Prairie Oaks was named because it is believed that the city once stood in this general area. What was left of the town is believed to be covered in river rocks, from the gold dredging in the early 1900s. When construction was being performed for the freeway on-ramp near Intel, a few bodies were unearthed during construction. Though the names of these people are unknown, it is assumed they were Prairie City residents. Their skeletal remains were re-buried in the Mormon Island relocation cemetery, south of Folsom Lake.

Prairie City is California Historical Landmark #464.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Prairie City". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 

External links

  • Prairie City History, pictures
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