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Attractions in Colfax

Information about attractions in Colfax, California.

National Historic Sites in Colfax

Colfax Passenger Depot (1905)
99 Rail Road Avenue
National historic landmark #1998001605.

Colfax Freight Depot (1880)
1-4 Main Street Colfax
National historid\c landmark #1999001564

Stevens Trail (1870)
Trailhead at Terminus of North Canyon Way
National historic landmark #2002001391

State of California Historic Sites in Colfax

First Transcontinental Railroad-Colfax
PLAQUE TEXT: "Central Pacific rails reached Colfax, formerly Illinoistown, September 1, 1865, and train service began four days later. Colfax own was a vital construction supply depot and junction point for stage lines for ten months. It was renamed by Governor Stanford in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives and later Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President. The real assault on the Sierra began here."
ABOUT THE PLAQUE: The plaque for California State Historic Landmark #780 was placed on May 9, 1969 by the California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and the Placer County Historical Society.

Other Attractions in Colfax

Colfax Area Heritage Museum
Colfax Train Depot
90 Railraod Avenue
Colfax, California
Phone: 530-346-8599

Allen Guitars and Luthier Supplies
PO Box 1883
Colfax, California
Phone: 530-346-6590

Attractions Near Colfax

Long Ravine at Rollins Lake
Lake resort with camp sites, full hook-up RV sites, and day use rates. Popular spot for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Located about 3 miles north of Colfax.

Rollins Dam
Dam built across the Bear River in 1965 that freated the Rollins Reservoir, also known as Rollins Lake. Situated on the border between Nevada County and Placer County.


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