Atlanta Area

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In the summer of 1863 a party led by John Stanley, from whom Stanley Basin is named, found encouraging color on the Yuba River, two miles west of what in now Atlanta, and organized a mining district there.  By mid-October a hundred miners were at work.  In November an extensive quartz-gold deposit, 1 1/2 miles long and about twenty feet wide, called the Atlanta lode, was discovered just east of the Yuba River.



Fishing trip to Atlanta July 19, 2003.

The damn just below the mining town of Atlanta - July 19, 2003.

The mining town of Atlanta, Idaho - July 19, 2003.


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