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Marysville is a city in California near Yuba City that is distinctive for being named after a survivor of the Donner Party, Mary Murphy, and being known as the "Gateway to The Gold Fields" during the California gold rush era, as it served as a pitstop for riverboats coming up from Sacramento. Its relevance to that booming industry, not just with the influx of prospectors but also materials, led it to briefly become one of the largest cities in California by 1857. But the glory was fairly short-lived as flooding from hydraulic mining took its toll on the city, along with other factors. Like other gold boomtowns, it attracted a sizable Chinese population, which manifests still today with facets like the Bok Kai Temple.

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  • 1 Ellis Lake. This man-made lake was formed in 1939 and named after W. T. Ellis, Jr. It is surrounded by a park. Ellis Lake (Q5365931) on Wikidata Ellis Lake on Wikipedia
  • Bok Kai Temple, 1st St &, D St, +1 650 678-8246. Sa-Su 9AM-3PM. Historic traditional Chinese temple that has been a longstanding presence in the town.
  • Mary Aaron Memorial Museum, 704 D St, +1 530 743-1004. Lots of little historic relics here in a gothic style building.







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