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Colfax Placer County California

Colfax, Placer County, PO 17 miles north east of Auburn, is the most important station on the Central Pacific Railroad, being the depot for Grass Valley, Nevada, and other northern towns, also for Iowa Hill and other localities south and east.

The town is pleasantly situated on a ridge between the American and Bear Rivers. Its mild climate and fertile soil afford opportunities for the floral ornamentation of residences and the cultivation of almost every variety of fruit.

The route of the Colfax and Nevada Narrow Gauge Railroad has been surveyed, with prospects of its early construction. Illinoistown, half a mile distant, was formerly the trading point on this ridge, but the construction of the railroad, with the depot at the present site of Colfax, caused the transfer of the principal business of that village to the latter.

Allen & Company, bacon and ham packers
Applegate George W
Baylies D W, watchmaker and jeweler
Benjamin William, harness and saddlery
Boynton George, house and sign painter and paper
Bross Peter, physician
Cleaveland J J Rev, (Meth)
Culver J A, blacksmith and wagon maker
Curley & Mahon, restaurant and liquor saloon
Davenport John A, liquor saloon
DeBlanchemarie Louis, liquor saloon
Fawcett George H, barber
Fuller P J, lumber manufacturer
Groves George, proprietor Temperance Hotel
Harrison James, agent Bear River Ditch Co
Hayford, Himes & Company, general merchandise and agent Cal Powder Works
Hayford James B, forwarding and insurance agent
Hayford William B, insurance agent
Himes W A, secretary and treasurer Rising Sun Gold M'g Company, and insurance agent
Hodgdon J P, agent C P R R
Keck Jacob, general merchandise & liquor saloon
Kennedy Austin, hair dressing saloon and baths
Kilmer H C, proprietor Junction House
Kuenzley Jacob, agent W U Telegraph Company, and justice of the peace
Leeds L D, liquor and billiard saloon
Lobner Leopold, dry goods, clothing, furnishing goods, boots, hats, etc
Lord Thomas J, livery and feed stable
McCarty John, boot and shoe maker
McCullough Geo B, carpenter, builder, and lumber dealer
Millan William G, bakery and liquor saloon
Mischler John, butcher
Murphy Bernard, liquor and billiard saloon
Nickell George W, hay, grain, produce, and groceries
Papin Louis, restaurant
Plank Asa H, proprietor Exchange Hotel
Read Sam, forwarding merchant
Rich William C, attorney at law
Shaw Clark J, stage agent and proprietor
Smith James, gunsmith
Storey William B, agent Wells, Fargo & Company, notary public, and insurance agent
Toop C P, carpenter and builder
Traphagen N R D, postmaster, druggist, and bookseller
Voss Louis, lumber
Wales Henry, agent A & P Telegraph Company, and fancy poultry.
Webster Elijah, liquor and billiard saloon
Young John, proprietor Central Hotel

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875

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