Columbia Diggins Tent Town 1852 – Columbia State Historic Park

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Once upon a time, when gold in the hills was plentiful, miners and families moved through the undeveloped Mother Lode area. Soon tent and shanty towns began to spring up, with everything from saloons to boarding houses, restaurants to laundries, hardware stores to express offices. It was an exciting time, with a lot of people […]