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A camp established in this area in 1850 was called Eureka; then later, Eureka So. By 1856 it sometimes had a winter population of 1000. Rich placer mining deposits were played out by 1865, but quartz mining continued. By 1887, total gold taken fro…
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The Nevada County Historical Society founded the Transportation Museum Division in 1983 to acquire, document, restore and preserve information and artifacts pertaining to Nevada County's railroad and transportation history. Best known is the Nevad…
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It was at this location on the afternoon of June 5, 1880 that a fire erupted in John White's Upholstery Shop. More than fifty buildings - including the nearby New York Hotel and most of the Chinese Quarter - were destroyed within an hour, but from…
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Nevada City, the "Queen City of the Northern Mines", became a town of 16,000 in the early 1850's following the discovery of gold on Deer Creek in 1849. Here is located the largest and best preserved historical downtown district in California Gold …
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Experimental vertical shaft 5' in diameter to 1125' depth thru serpentine and gabbro at Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine, Grass Valley. Machinery invented by J.B. Newsom. Greatest drilled footage - 21' in three days. Core weight 11-tons. Donated to Nevada…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUWN_humbug-creek_Nevada-City-CA.html
The 7874 foot tunnel, engineered by Hamilton Smith Jr. from the Malakoff Diggings, has its outlet in Humbug Creek 1 mile up stream. In the late 1870's, tailings from the Malakoff Diggings filled the river channel to a depth of 60 feet. Remnants of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUD3_alpha-and-omega_Nevada-City-CA.html
One mile north of here were the towns of Alpha and Omega, named by gold miners in the early 1850's. The tremendous hydraulic diggings, visible from near this point, engulfed most of the original townsites. Alpha was the birthplace of famed opera s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUAW_purdon-bridge_Nevada-City-CA.html
Built by Cotton Brothers of Oakland, this steel bridge replaced several wooden bridges washed away in floods. It is the only bridge of the half-through truss design remaining in California. Purdon Crossing was a vital link of the main road from Ne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTZO_the-history-of-this-area_Nevada-City-CA.html
The Native PeopleThe cultural history of people inhabiting the western slope of the Sierras spans a period of at least 3,500 years. It is known that the Nisenan, a Native California tribe, occupied the geographic region between the Sierra Buttes, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTC2_alvin-stevens-trivelpiece_Nevada-City-CA.html
Californian, Clamper, Nevada County historian, newspaperman, friend and founding father of the Malakoff State Park in whose memory these benches were placed.
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