Last Chance, California

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Last Chance
Unincorporated community
Last Chance is located in California
Last Chance
Last Chance
Location in California
Last Chance is located in the US
Last Chance
Last Chance
Last Chance (the US)
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.