Place:Gold Bar, Snohomish, Washington, United States

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NameGold Bar
TypeCity
Coordinates47.854°N 121.693°W
Located inSnohomish, Washington, United States
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Gold Bar is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is located on the Skykomish River between Sultan and Index, connected by U.S. Route 2. The population was 2,075 at the 2010 census.

History

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The area around modern-day Gold Bar was occupied by the Skykomish, a branch of the Snohomish people, prior to the arrival of American settlers. The Skykomish had a permanent village near Gold Bar that was named . Gold Bar started as a prospectors camp in 1889, named by a miner who found traces of gold on a river gravel bar. After Gold Bar became a construction camp for the Great Northern Railway, anti-Chinese sentiment was inflamed by a shooting fray started by disreputable camp followers. To save the lives of the threatened Chinese, construction engineer Eduard Bauer slipped them out of camp in hastily constructed coffins. Gold Bar was officially incorporated on September 16, 1910. The 1940 population was 307.

Gold Bar, along with neighboring Sultan and Index, were filming locations for the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, which also filmed in other Western Washington locations.

In 2012, the town faced disincorporation to avoid bankruptcy.

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