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Claude Chana
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Birth: 1811, France
Death: 1882
California, USA

Claude Chana was was an early settler in the Johnson Ranch area near Wheatland. Hearing about John Marshall's discovery of gold at Coloma, he decided to try his own luck; On May 16, 1848, he found gold at Auburn Ravine ... at what is now the town Auburn. There is a huge statue of Chana in "Old Town Auburn", honoring his accomplishment.

He was also a fruit rancher who helped establish the fruit tree industry of northern California.
Wheatland Cemetery
Yuba County
California, USA
Created by: Margaret Tomer
Record added: Aug 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29098932
Claude Chana
Added by: Margaret Tomer
Claude Chana
Added by: Robin Borba Besotes
Claude Chana
Added by: Robin Borba Besotes
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Claude Chana immigrated from France
- V
 Added: Sep. 16, 2015
Clamper Plaqued
- Lester Letson
 Added: Sep. 13, 2012
I've seen the huge statue of the "Gold Miner" off of Highway 80 for decades----stopped at Auburn and learned a little about Claude Chana today.
- V
 Added: Jan. 15, 2012

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