Midas, California

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Unincorporated community
Midas is located in California
Location in California
Midas is located in the US
Midas (the US)
Coordinates: 39°13′00″N 120°45′28″W / 39.21667°N 120.75778°W / 39.21667; -120.75778Coordinates: 39°13′00″N 120°45′28″W / 39.21667°N 120.75778°W / 39.21667; -120.75778
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 4,153 ft (1,266 m)

Midas (formerly, Shady Run) is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Midas is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Dutch Flat.[2] It lies at an elevation of 4153 feet (1266 m).[1]

The Shady Run post office operated from 1872 to 1879 and from 1903 to 1904.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Midas, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 522. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.