Founded by Dobbins brothers in 1849. Site of hotel and store that was a celebrated trading point in pioneer days. Site of many early day power companies that were a source of electric power for a wide area. Amazing foothills rural town dotted with historical buildings, country stores, and modern schools and churches. A small wooden footbridge across from the school echos the footsteps of the attending children. There is a historic quaint church with a cemetery in the back located on a beautiful pine tree lined road called Sacred Heart Station - Dobbins - Diocese of Sacramento Catholic Church. A great small town location.