Last Chance, California

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Last Chance
Unincorporated community
Last Chance is located in California
Last Chance
Last Chance
Last Chance is located in the US
Last Chance
Last Chance
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°06′41″N 120°37′29″W / 39.11139°N 120.62472°W / 39.11139; -120.62472Coordinates: 39°06′41″N 120°37′29″W / 39.11139°N 120.62472°W / 39.11139; -120.62472
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 4,564 ft (1,391 m)

Last Chance (formerly, Clifton and Caroline Diggings)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Last Chance is located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) northeast of Michigan Bluff.[2] It lies at an elevation of 4564 feet (1391 m).[1]

Last Chance was named by miners.[3] The Last Chance post office operated from 1865 to 1869 and from 1909 to 1919.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Last Chance, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 511. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.