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An in depth introduction to Historic Nevada County, California including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Truckee and Sierra County.

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Nevada County Gold 2020-2021

CONTENTS

nature

culture

dining

history

museums

8 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD

Nevada County Welcomes You

County Map....................................................12–13

Welcome to Nevada County ..............................15

Discover Nevada City ....................................16–23

Discover Grass Valley ....................................24–31

Discover Truckee ..........................................32–39

Discover Penn Valley ......................................40–44

Nevada County Views..........................................47

South Nevada County Highlights ........................49

North San Juan/Malakoff Diggins........................50

Washington/Rough & Ready................................51

Discover Sierra County

Enjoy Sierra County........................................52–55

Sierra County Dishes It Up ..................................56

Sierra County Calendar of Events........................57

Events

Western Nevada County Calendar ..............59–61

Eastern Nevada County Calendar ................61–63

Kidding Around Family Friendly Fun ..................65

Transportation

Car Shows ............................................................66

Recreation

Wolf Creek Trail ..............................................68–69

Treks & Tours ..................................................70–71

Parks & Recreation ........................................72–73

A Passion for Pedaling ........................................75

Paddle, Float & Splash ........................................76

Where the Locals Hike ........................................77

Camping Days......................................................78

Snow Days............................................................79

Culture

County Known for Its Creativity ..........................80

Performance Venues/Music Organizations ..........81

Things to See, Hear, Do ......................................83

Area Artists on Display ........................................84

Top Spots for Live Music......................................85

Dining, Wine & Lodging Guides

Old School Faves ................................................87

A Delectable Adventure ......................................88

Hungry, You’ve Come to the Right Place ......90–99

Wine and Beer ..........................................100–105

Nevada & Sierra County Lodging..............107–109

Inspiration

“Refrains of Nature” ..........................................111

Pets

Don’t Leave Home Without Them ....................113

Weddings

Your Perfect Wedding ........................................114

History Features

A Brief History of Time ......................................116

Nevada City Museums ......................................117

Grass Valley Museums........................................118

Truckee Museums ..............................................119

Donner Party ......................................................121

Early Days in a Mining Town..............................122

Antiques, Vintage & Thrift

The Thrill of the Hunt ........................................123

Nevada County Living

Go Out, Participate, Embrace Life ....................124

Real Estate/Welcome Home..............................127

Local Agriculture: Feeding the County..............129

Plant Something to View or Eat ........................130

Opportunities: Plan, Create, Grow ....................133

Follow a Path to Healthy Living ........................134

Time for Health ..................................................136

Learning-Make It a Lifelong Pursuit ..................137

Stay Active/Age Shouldn’t Matter ....................138

Be Independent/Senior Services ......................140

Get Connected ..................................................142

Advertiser Index ................................................143

Coupons ....................................................144–146

NEVADA COUNTY

Gold

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Photography, George Lamson, Loco Steve,

Hank Meals, Mountain Pastimes, Josh

Miller, Lauren Lombard, Tamara Murphy,

Nevada City Chamber Photos, Paige Stone

Photography, Penn Valley Chamber, Steve

Perdue, RHM Images, Cathy Roberts,

Beau Rogers, Jason Scallin,

ScottShotsPhoto.com, Searls Historical

Library, Jim Slouber, Symang SJR, Erin

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“Sierra Glow” at Castle Peak,

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Don Caudill, Broker

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Justin Rider, MCA

(530) 674-4300

Jessica Thornsbury

Agent Services Coordinator

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Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Susan Arnold, Realtor

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Kristin Fischer, Realtor

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Terri Lynn Gallagher (Sage)

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Regina Lasley, Realtor

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Lee Mau, Realtor

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Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated


Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services:

“We Know Nevada County!”

Long-time business manager takes over installation business

Nevada County’s mountains and trees

draw people here – but they make

it hard to bring television service

to many areas. Don Adams Antenna

Satellite Services works with households

and businesses to bring the right kind of

reception to your location.

If you call a big corporation for

satellite service, the representative can

order the dish to be installed only on

the corner of your house – even if no

signal can reach it. That’s why so many

people in Nevada County call Don

Adams Satellite.

“I’m not stuck in that corporate

box,” says new owner Maryann

Rutherford. “We’re independent.

We can install anywhere, even up

in a tree.”

Don Adams Satellite offers custom

installation and service for Dish

Network and DirecTV. You can get

the hardware to make it work in your

location, including coaxial cable,

HDMI splitters and voice-activated

remote controls.

THE BOTTOM LINE: CUSTOMER SERVICE

The telephone rings at the Grass

Valley office. Rutherford answers. “Hmm,” she says, and

pulls up the customer’s account on her computer screen.

She discovers two unnecessary charges and a package

2005-2019 – 2018

2019

Photo by Trina Kleist

DON ADAMS

ANTENNA SATELLITE SERVICES

SERVING ALL MAKES & MODELS OF SATELLITES SINCE 1979

530-274-3709

Maryann Rutherford

155 Joerschke Dr GV - donadamsgv.com

As the business manager,

Maryann was the ‘boss’ at

Don Adams Satellite when

Don Adams owned it.

SATELLITE DISHES

SERVICE/INSTALLATION

CONNECTIVITY

ACCESSORIES

the customer knows nothing about. She

updates the plan, saving her customer $45

per month.

“That’s the value of going through a local

business,” Rutherford observes. “I know

about the billing. I understand installation.

I’m third-generation here, so I know the

terrain and what works in your area. This is

not like the big corporations.

“Customer service is my bottom line!”

NEW OWNER, DECADES-LONG BUSINESS

As the business manager, Maryann

Rutherford was the “boss” at Don Adams

Satellite when Don Adams owned it.

“Even Don will tell you that,” she says.

After 20 years of working for the

founder, Rutherford bought the business

in February 2018, when Adams retired.

She credits her husband, John, with

giving her the confidence to take

the leap.

“Don started talking about

selling the business over two

years ago,” Rutherford recalls.

“My husband kept saying, ‘You

should buy it.’ It never dawned on

me that I could do this! My husband

just said, ‘It’s okay, we will make this work. Just

do it.’” Then, Rutherford learned of a woman-owned auto

repair shop nearby. The idea of a woman owning a satellite

installation business suddenly

seemed possible.

Getting through those first

months as the owner was an act of

faith. “God has opened every door

for me. He’s gotten me this far, and

2005-2019 – 2018

those doors aren’t going to close,”

Rutherford says. “This is something I’m supposed to do.”

Rutherford is banking her future on the reputation

she spent decades helping to build. “This is a business of

integrity,” she said. “I’m good for my word. Everything else

will fall into place.”

2019


Wings over Spring Street

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Please note: Map is not meant for navigation, only general location.


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Welcome to

Nevada County

California

MOUNTAIN PASTIMES

AN ETERNITY IN THE publishing

34YEARS,

world. We can't say enough good things

about our staff/friends who have been dedicated

above and beyond the call of duty these many years.

"The Gold" would not exist without them. You have to be

a little mad to do something like this for so long. Trust

us, the force runs strongly in this bunch. And thank you

to our patrons who have also been loyal to us through

thick and thin. It's humbling that you have

supported "The Gold" through the years.

This year has been uniquely challenging for

everyone. In March we wondered whether it made

sense to skip this issue and forget this year ever

happened. But we knew deep down that this

is not who we are and that we would

have to rise to the challenge.

Nevada County is still here, and we

are weathering this as a community,

hopefully stronger and wiser for

the experience.

We hope you enjoy this edition, but more

importantly, that you celebrate and

appreciate all that is Nevada County–its

historical communities, culture, green valleys,

craggy peaks, forests, rivers and lakes. It is as much

a state of mind as a place on a map. And so shall it

continue to be.

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This is where it’s at!

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FOUNDED IN 1849, Nevada City

quickly became a successful

mining camp. Men commonly

pulled a pound of gold a day from

Deer Creek. The camp quickly grew

and miners had plenty of money

to spend.

Saloons and gambling establishments

lined the streets, but gradually the

wildness subsided. Families began

to arrive and neighborhoods

were established.

After several names had been used

and discarded, the town chose

Nevada, Spanish for snow-covered.

“City” was added later when the

state to the east chose (some

say stole) Nevada.

A successful underground or hardrock

mining industry was established. But

Nevada City also saw its share of

devastating fires. Today, the town

contains many interesting buildings

constructed after the 1863 fire gutted

the business district.

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Explore Nevada City

A charming small town with gas lights, flower baskets and

plenty of interesting things for visitors to do, Nevada City

is on the Register of Historic Places.

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Things to See and Do in Nevada City

1 A View into the Past

DURING 1874/75, a major project

was taking place in Nevada

County–a railroad was being constructed.

Affectionately known as Never

Come, Never Go, the Nevada City

Narrow Gauge Railroad would play a

major role in the community.

Railbus

Completed in 1876, the NCNGRR brought

in a variety of needed supplies. Gold,

timber and other local products were

transported out. It also served passengers

coming to and going from the area.

There was a festive side to the railroad as

well, for it took young people out to the

countryside for picnics and was used as

transportation to special events.

Running 22.5 miles from Nevada City to

Colfax, the narrow gauge had two steam

engines, four coaches, 15 box cars and 13

flat cars. It bravely made it through winter

snow and the rainy season, as well as fires

that destroyed railroad property.

In operation for 66 years, the railroad shut

down in 1942 due in part to closure of the

gold mines which were its most important

customers. More than $200 million worth

of gold had been hauled out during the

years it operated.

Today the Nevada County Narrow

Gauge Railroad Museum,

located at 5 Kidder Ct., is

preserving this important

part of Nevada County’s

history, along with other

local transportation history.

The museum is part of

the Nevada County

Historical Society. It is

open May 1–October 31,

Friday–Tuesday

10:00 am–4:00 pm.

Winter hours are

November 1–April 30,

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am–4:00 pm.

(530) 470-0902.

NCNGRRMuseum.org

Enjoy!

Patio Dining

Fall Foliage

Local Wines

& Brews

Historic Railbus Rides:

NC Narrow Gauge Railroad

Passengers may board at the Museum or

Northern Queen Inn (Railroad Avenue) for

a 35 minute round-trip. Saturdays May

through October. Schedule on website.

MORE ON THE MUSEUM

SEE PAGE 117

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For over 160 years the Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been

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2 Be Festive

Nevada City hosts some fun festivals and

outdoor events like Summer Nights, a

Farmers Market, Victorian Christmas,

Children’s Festival and Picnic Pops

concerts in the park.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

3 Get Reel

Film buffs need to check out the summer

Nevada City Film Festival, the winter

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the Sunday

night film series at the Nevada Theatre

and Movies under the Pines at Pioneer

Park, a family event.

4 Take a Walk

Typically a free activity, that is unless you

can’t resist the tempting shops and restaurants–a

hard thing to do in this

delightful town. At every turn is something

to see or experience from a winery

to a museum, art galleries or

Chinese Monument.

5 Discover Family

Trace your Gold Rush roots at Searls

Historical Library located in the History

Center (See Page 117). Here can be

found a mountain of records, thousands

of photos and friendly volunteers.

6 Stage Struck

Two historic buildings are popular

sites for local events, concerts

and theatre. Opened in 1855

to service the mines, Miners

Foundry Cultural Center

now offers a variety of

entertainment.

Nearby, the Nevada Theatre

dates back to 1865, and today

is host to the area’s best

theatre groups.

§

7After Dark

Check out the local live music scene. At

last count there were 10 venues, so stroll

under the town’s gas lamps, and discover

your groove.

8 Charm of Another Era

Get a feel for life in the 1870s to 1890s by

taking a driving tour to view some of the

best-preserved homes in the Gold

Country. There are even homes that date

back to the 1850s and 60s. You will see

elaborate, towering Victorians built for

mine owners and lumber barons, and

much more.

Stroll the streets around East Broad

and Broad (past downtown). Then

take Washington Street over the freeway

and explore Nevada and Boulder

Streets. Don’t forget the side streets.

9 Pay Your Respects

Located at the Inn Town Campground

next to the Railroad Museum is the

Historic Chinese Cemetery. It dates

back to the late 1800s, is well preserved

and contains important artifacts. Check in

at the office. Not far from downtown

Nevada City on West Broad Street is the

Pioneer Cemetery, established in 1851.

Many noted citizens rest here. Next door

is the St. Canice Historical Catholic

Cemetery where there is a tombstone

that lists the date of passing as February

31, 1909. Can you find it?

10 We Love a Parade

So does Nevada City. Get patriotic in

September at the Constitution Weekend

Parade. Then after the first of the year,

there are two parades that are even more

colorful and lively (if possible). One

celebrates Mardi Gras, the other the

Chinese Lunar New Year.

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opportunities including

in Nevada City.

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WALKING TOUR

NEVADA CITY

1. THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE HOTEL

211 BROAD STREET

Dates from mid-1800s. Thousands of dollars in

gold passed over the bar which was shipped

‘round the Horn.

2. POWELL HOUSE

203 S. PINE STREET

Dating from 1860, building was once home to

a soda works which manufactured carbonated

drinks.

3. CITY HALL

317 BROAD STREET

First built on the site in 1878, replaced with

“modern building” in 1937 constructed by

WPA. Completely renovated.

4. NEVADA THEATRE

401 BROAD STREET

Opened in 1865 making it the oldest theatre

building in California.

5. HOMES OF INTEREST

449 BROAD STREET

Believed to date from 1885, and at one time

housed a doctor’s office and a jail. Plaque on

the property honors Senator Aaron A. Sargent,

author of an amendment to the U.S.

Constitution which would have given women

the right to vote. He built a house on the

property in the 1850s.

522 E. BROAD STREET

Charles E. Mulloy home built in the late 1870s

sits between East and West Broad Streets.

Mulloy, a successful businessman, shocked

residents when he hanged himself in the barn.

6. NEW YORK HOTEL

408 BROAD STREET

Dates from 1880, fire destroyed original hotel

built in 1863.

7. CHINESE QUARTER

COMMERCIAL AND YORK STREETS

Existed from the beginning of the Gold Rush

to about 1879. Buildings date from mid-1800s,

among some of the oldest in Nevada City.

8. SOUTH YUBA CANAL BUILDING

ON PLAZA AT COMMERCIAL AND UNION STREETS

Headquarters for largest network of water

flumes and ditches in the state. Office used

MAP PHOTOS :

(2) POWELL HOUSE, WAYDE CARROLL / (4) NEVADA THEATRE, ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

(6) NEW YORK HOTEL, RHM IMAGES

(9) OTT’S ASSAY OFFICE, (10) THE OLD BREWERY, KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

from 1857 to 1880. Holdings later became part

of the PG&E hydroelectric system. Building is

now home to the Nevada City Chamber of

Commerce.

9. OTT’S ASSAY OFFICE

ON PLAZA

James J. Ott made historic assay of silver ore

in 1858 which started the rush to the Comstock

Lode in Nevada.

10. THE OLD BREWERY

CORNER OF BROAD AND SACRAMENTO STREETS

Known today as The Stone House. Step inside

to explore this landmark building. The building

was constructed of granite block from the

Sierra around 1882. Lager was brewed on the

site and served to thirsty miners.

SANDRA REMOLIF

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IT IS REPORTED that the first settlers

in the Grass Valley area were

from Oregon and came in 1848

after hearing gold had been discovered

in what would become the State of

California.

Soon the “rush” was on. Mining for

free gold in creeks and gravel was the

norm until 1850 when gold was

discovered in quartz, and in just a few

months, the town grew from 20 cabins

to 150 buildings.

In 1855, a devastating fire destroyed

virtually all of the business district.

Another setback came when easily

accessible gold became difficult to find.

But, during the 1850s, techniques

improved and extremely profitable hard

rock or underground mines were

established including the Empire and

North Star Mines.

Closure of the mines during World

War II, the fixed price of gold at $35

an ounce and labor disputes all contributed

to the end of mining in

Grass Valley during the 1950s.

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Empire Mine

Things to See and Do in Grass Valley

1Time Travel

EMPIRE MINE

STANDING IN THE MINE YARD of

Empire Mine State Historic Park,

you can almost hear the stamp

mills that crushed the ore night and day.

The sound was so loud it was heard

throughout the town.

Located five minutes from downtown

Grass Valley, off Hwy. 174 (take East

Empire Street), Empire Mine was one of

the oldest and richest hardrock gold

mines in California.

In operation from 1850 to 1956, it produced

billions of dollars in gold by today’s

standards. It began to really prosper in

1869 with changes in ownership, and by

the time it closed in 1956, the yield was

about six billion troy ounces of gold.

Cornish Miners

Success was due in no small part to

Cornish tin and copper miners who began

arriving from Cornwall, England in the

mid-1850s and contributed the Cornish

pump to the mine operations. It was

essential to pump water out of the deep

mine shafts. When it closed, most of the

Empire’s miners were Cornishmen.

Empire Mine Today

Visitors will find restored buildings,

exhibits, an illuminated mine

shaft and blacksmith shop.

You might also want to attend

a special event like the

Holiday Open House,

Springtime at the Mine

or the Miners Picnic which has been

held for over 125 years. There are

also lush landscaped areas, heritage

rose garden and Cotswold-style

cottage built for the owners.

Open daily

10:00 am–4:00 pm

(subject to change).

Closed Thanksgiving,

Christmas and

New Year’s Day.

(530) 273-8522;

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MORE ON MUSEUMS

SEE PAGE 118

LARRY MILLER

Enjoy!

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A Cornish Pasty

(Miner’s Lunch)

Historic Buildings

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2 That’s Entertainment

Throughout the year, The Center for the

Arts will host more than 150 performances.

Some will make you laugh, some

will get you tapping your foot or jump up

to give a standing ovation. The Center is

bigger and better than ever after completing

an extensive renovation. Stop by

314 W. Main St. for information and

Box Office.

3 Feed

Your

Shopping

Habit

Be intrigued by what Grass Valley

has to offer–the unique, the

unusual and the don’t need, but

must have. All found in appealing

settings that need to be explored.

And yes, there are shops the kids will

enjoy–think toys, books and treats.

4 Getting Creative

Nevada County is known for its artistic

bent. Grass Valley plays its part with galleries

that will tempt you to take home a

treasured piece of art, and while you’re at

it, check out the book stores for local

authors and books featuring local artists.

5 A Bit of

the Grape

While strolling

through town, why

not sample some

local wines at a few tasting

rooms without ever setting

foot to accelerator. Find something

you like? They’ll sell you a bottle or two

to take home.

6 Community Treasure

Visit the Nevada County Fairgrounds

and see why they have been declared

“California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds”

by the State Legislature. Attend the

County Fair in August, and add the Draft

Horse Classic in September and Country

Christmas Faire in December to your calendar.

This is also a popular venue for a

wide variety of shows, festivals and concerts.

Can’t make an event? Then take

time out to stroll through the grounds

with a stop at Lions Lake. Location:

McCourtney Road.

7 Brought Back to Life

The historic North Star House had seen

better days. It suffered from vandalism,

was full of graffiti and needed major

repairs. But, things changed when caring

individuals stepped in. Now a Cultural

Arts and Event Center, the North Star

House was completed in 1905. This Arts &

Craft style home

was designed by

the state’s first

female architect,

Julia Morgan,

who is better

known for

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at San

Simeon.

Built for a

noted

mining engineer and

his author/illustrator wife, the

house is listed on the National and State

Registers of Historic Places. The Center

is open to the public, informal tours provided.

Check the website for dates, days

and times. Location: 12075 Old Auburn

Rd., off McCourtney Road.

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North Star House

8 Small but Never Dull

Visitors are amazed at how much there is

to do and see in Grass Valley. Events are

held throughout the year. For example

the summer Thursday Night Market complete

with concerts, a Farmer’s Market, St.

Piran’s Day which celebrates the area’s

Cornish heritage, Cornish Christmas, the

annual Car Show, plus much more.

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9 Back

to the

40s

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Take in a film

or National

Theatre of

London performance

at

the Del Oro

Theatre, a

local gem that through extensive

remodeling and refurbishing has been

brought back to resemble its 1940s

origins. The tower is a local landmark.

10 A Walk in

the Park

If you have to choose one park to visit, it

should be Condon Park. Just outside the

entrance is a wonderful playground

designed to take the grumpy out of any

young child. When inside the park, your

furry kids will enjoy the off-leash dog

park. Discover trails, picnic areas and a

pond. Entrance: Minnie Street off

Butler Street.

Foodies should also

explore Grass Valley

for tasty items.

See Page 88.

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GRASS VALLEY

WALKING TOUR

GRASS VALLEY

1. EDWARD COLEMAN HOUSE

318 NEAL STREET

This two-story Gothic Revival home was built

in 1867 for Edward Coleman and retains much

of its original appearance. Coleman was a mine

owner.

2. “DONATION DAY HOUSE”

NEAL

W. MAIN

N. CHURCH

319 NEAL STREET

Built in the early 1870s, the home was the residence

of Caroline Mead Hanson. An invalid,

she liked to watch children walk to school. To

help the Ladies Relief Society at Christmas, she

suggested each child donate a potato and stick

of wood. The Donation Day Parade was born

and continues to this day as school children

still bring food for the needy at Christmas.

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S. AUBURN

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3. EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH

245 S. CHURCH STREET

Oldest Episcopal edifice in California, dates

back to the Gold Rush.

MILL

4. W.C. JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

328 S. CHURCH STREET

A Queen Anne Victorian built in 1880. In 1907,

it became the county’s first private hospital.

Before the hospital was established, injured

miners were treated on the spot or in

their homes.

5. MOUNT ST. MARY’S CONVENT &

ACADEMY

410 S. CHURCH STREET

Built in 1866, the convent housed Irish nuns

who founded an orphanage. Next door is St.

Joseph’s Chapel built in 1894. The convent now

houses the Grass Valley Museum part of the St.

Joseph’s Cultural Center.

6. ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY

SOUTH CHURCH & CHAPEL STREETS

Graves date from 1853, many guarded by

ornate fences to keep out stray cattle.

7. MILL STREET HOMES

248 MILL STREET

A restored cottage. From 1853 to 1855, it was

home to the infamous Lola Montez who

danced her way to fame in Europe. She was

beautiful, spirited and kept a bear in the yard. It

is said she horse-whipped a local editor for

writing negative comments about her. The

unique Hodge Stone House, 305 Mill St., was

built in 1854.

MAP PHOTOS :

(2) DONATION DAY HOUSE, (3) EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH,

(6) ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY, SANDRA REMOLIF /

(4) W.C. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, JOSH MILLER /

(8) DEL ORO THEATRE, KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

8. DEL ORO THEATRE

165 MILL STREET

Built in the 1940s, this Art Deco movie theatre

has been refurbished. Check out the mural on

the back wall of the building.

9. MILL STREET

BETWEEN NEAL AND W. MAIN STREETS

Once a trail leading from mines on Wolf Creek

to the center of town. Despite fires, there are

still a number of buildings standing that date

from the 1860s.

10. HOLBROOKE HOTEL

212 W. MAIN STREET

Originally destroyed by fire, the current hotel

dates from 1862; the saloon dates from 1855

and was incorporated into the hotel. Guests

from the past include Mark Twain and outlaw

Black Bart.

Heritage Homes

The Grass Valley Historical Commission has

presented Heritage Awards to 45 Grass

Valley homes. A book is available at The

Book Seller, 107 Mill Street. This allows you

to take self-guided walking tours of specific

neighborhoods. Within walking distance of

downtown on West Main Street are a cluster

of homes in the Nob Hill and Alta Hill

Neighborhoods including the following West

Main Street addresses:

415, 428, 505, 510, 511 and 515.

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BEFORE GOLD WAS discovered

pioneers seeking a better life in

the west came across a friendly

Indian chief who guided them through

the area near what is now the town of

Truckee. Thousands of emigrants used

this route to cross into California.

It wasn’t until 1863 that the first

pioneer settled in the area. Growth

occurred when the Central Pacific

Railroad was laying track in the Sierra

Nevada. They used over 10,000

Chinese who worked under dangerous

conditions.

The first train arrived in 1868. That year

fire destroyed the town. It was moved,

rebuilt and named Truckee after the

nearby river named in honor of the

Indian chief by early pioneers.

Lumber and ice harvesting was important

to the town’s early economy. In the

1890s, an ice palace with a toboggan

run and ice rink were built, and

Truckee’s tourist industry was born.

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Experience Truckee

Gateway to the Sierra Nevada, Truckee is a base for year

around outdoor activities. With the Truckee River flowing

by and snowcapped mountains in view, visitors will

enjoy exploring this historic town.

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GOING GREEN TO KEEP

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We live in a special place. As a deeply committed community partner, the Truckee Tahoe

Airport District cares about our environment and we work diligently to minimize the

airport’s impact on the region. From new ADS-B technology, to using electric vehicles on

the airfield, and preserving more than 1,600 acres of open space land, the District will

continue to seek the most sustainable way of operating.

Photo by Anders Clark, Disciples of Flight

Green Initiatives

Over the past five years, we’ve developed a number of initiatives that reduce

our dependence on fossil fuels and keep our community clean and blue.

New flight tracking program (ADS-B)

allows for more efficient flying

Open-space land acquisitions for

public use

Energy-efficient hangar lighting Electric vehicles & E-bikes used on field

Land management plan for forest

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Implementation of Greenhouse Gas

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Pioneer Monument

Things to See and Do in Truckee

1 Deep in History

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS land

on the shores of Donner Lake was

home to the Washoe, a Native

American tribe. More recently, it was

where the members of the tragic

Donner Party set up camp in the winter

of 1846-47 (See Page 121).

In the Sierra Nevada, just a five minute

drive from Truckee off I-80 at Exit 184,

the site is now the Donner Memorial

State Park, a National Historic Landmark

that is open to visitors all year long.

Discover Truckee’s history in the park’s

Visitor Center where exhibits tell the

stories of the Washoe, the emigrants

who passed through, the Chinese that

worked on the railroad and early motoring

adventures over the pass. Also learn what

happened to the brave souls who made

up the Donner Party.

Nearby stands the Pioneer Monument

that is dedicated to those who crossed

the plains and the Sierra in the 1840’s

arriving in what would become

California. Completed on June 6, 1918,

the monument faces west and sits

atop a 22 foot tall stone base which

marks the snowfall in the winter when

the Donner Party was stranded.

THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

Today visitors are welcome to enjoy

this beautiful setting. In winter you can

cross-country ski, snowshoe on the park

trails or hike in the snow along Donner

Lake. In warmer months there are

opportunities for camping, picnicking,

fishing and hiking. Check out the lakeside

interpretive trail and special activities.

The park is open sunrise to sunset.

Camping Information/Reservations

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Thanksgiving, Christmas,

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Enjoy!

Snow

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DONNER SUMMIT, KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

DONNER MEMORIAL SIGN, ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

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KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

2 Old and New

Head for Old Town, a favorite place to

wander, you might even hear a few train

whistles. History buffs will find a number

of buildings dating from the 1800s. Those

interested in the here and now will discover

fun places to shop and locally

inspired art.

3 Getting Fishy

Anglers should try Boca Dam and

Reservoir for a satisfying day of

fishing. Your catch can include rainbow,

brown and brook trout, plus

Kokanee salmon.

4 Hike Like a Local

Favorite trails with locals are found at

Johnson Canyon. Portions provide

incredible views of Donner Lake, as well

as a colorful array of wild flowers. The

canyon also offers cross-country skiing

without crowds.

5 Enjoy the Outdoors

During summer and fall play golf, mountain

bike, discover lakes and trails. In

winter and spring besides world-class

skiing, you can also go tubing, sledding

and snowmobiling or ice-skate.

6 Out on the Town

Join a happy hour for après-ski drinks.

Then have dinner in a memorable setting

like a casual supper club that serves

mountain cuisine, or enjoy rustic elegance

in a former ski lodge or experience

river front dining. After dinner, dive into

Truckee’s active nightlife.

Flowing through downtown,

the Truckee River is

a popular rafting and tubing

area during high water.

Equipment is available or

you can bring your own.

An alternative is to enjoy

the river’s shore at Truckee

River Regional Park–picture

barbeques, picnics or

just hangout.

8 Broaden

Your Horizons

Take day trips to Lake Tahoe 12 miles

from Truckee and Reno which is 32 miles

to the east. You will discover America’s

largest Alpine lake with magnificent blue

water. The trip to Reno can include casinos,

museums and a minor league baseball

game.

Old Hwy. 40

9 Explore in Comfort

You don’t have to be a hiker to see the

scenery that surrounds Truckee. How

about a scenic drive? For example,

drive old Hwy. 40 from the 1-80

Eagle Lakes exit over Donner Summit.

Interpretive signs highlight history and

beauty of the area.

10 Zone Out

If the kids get restless, spend some time

at the Kidzone Museum on Donner Pass

Road. They have a nature area, art studio,

indoor play structure, science lab, infant

area and more. kidzonemuseum.org

SCOTT THOMPSON OF SCOTTSHOTSPHOTO.COM

PHOTO COURTESY OF SUGAR BOWL

Think

Truckee is all

about the

outdoors?

Think again.

For an

impressive

number of art

galleries go to

Page 84.

BOB WHITE

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Truckee, CA 96161

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TRUCKEE

WALKING TOUR

TRUCKEE

BRIDGE

E. JIBBOOM

80

HIGH

KEISER

SPRING

DONNER PASS RD

HIGH

W. RIVER

JIBBOOM

RIVERSIDE

BRIDGE

CHURCH

SE. RIVER

E. RIVER

OLD BROCKWAY (Old HWY 267)

Truckee River

S. RIVER

1. THE DEPOT

COMMERCIAL ROW

Built in 1900, renovated in 1989. Railroad

history began in 1868 with arrival of first train.

2. REX HOTEL BUILDING

10064 DONNER PASS ROAD

Historic brick building constructed over 100

years ago. During prohibition, the lower floor

was a speakeasy called the Silver Mirror. It sold

local whiskey for a dollar a shot and had

blackjack, poker and slot machines.

3. THE CAPITOL

10072 DONNER PASS ROAD

Commercial Row’s oldest building built in 1870.

Originally a saloon and hall. Used by an opera

company, then for the county court. Silent

movies were shown in theatre upstairs, where

well-known entertainers also performed.

4. THE 601

10100 DONNER PASS ROAD

Truckee’s Vigilance Committee was

established in 1871 because of crime and

the number of “undesirables” in town.

5. KRUGER-WHITE HOUSE

10291 DONNER PASS ROAD

Built in 1874 by W. H. Kruger, a lumber

company owner. In 1904 purchased by C.B.

White, a prominent banker.

6. ROCKING STONE

HIGH STREET, JUST OFF SPRING STREET

Although it no longer rocks, having been

shored up to protect it from vandalism and

accidents, this 17 ton stone is one of 25 known

rocking stones in the world. Used as far back

as 15,000 years by Native Americans for ceremonies,

drying food and storage.

7. TRUCKEE JAIL

JIBBOOM AND SPRING STREETS

Built in 1875 and used as a jail until 1964. Now

a history museum.

8. JIBBOOM STREET

Once thrived as site of numerous dance halls,

saloons and a red-light district.

9. JOSEPH GRAY’S CABIN

10030 CHURCH STREET

Truckee’s first building, built by first white

settler upon arrival in 1863. Moved to site in

early 1900s.

10. ENGLEHART HOUSE

10020 CHURCH STREET

Dates from late 1800s. Home of William

Englehart, prominent businessman.

11. THE TRUCKEE HOTEL

10007 BRIDGE STREET

Originally known as the American House, was

established in 1873. In 1909, structure burned

and was rebuilt. Became The Truckee Hotel in

1977.

12. 1882 BAR & GRILL AT RIVER STREET INN

10009 E. RIVER STREET

Built in 1882, Inn hosted Charlie Chaplin during

filming of “The Gold Rush." Originally housed

the ice cutters from the Truckee River.

13. CHINESE HERB SHOP

CORNER OF HWY. 267 AND SOUTH-EAST RIVER STREET

(BACKS UP TO RIVER)

Brick building with double iron doors built in

1878. A reminder of one of the largest

Chinatowns in the west.

MAP PHOTOS: (3) THE CAPITOL, WAYDE CARROLL / (6) ROCKING STONE,

(9) GRAY’S CABIN, (13) CHINESE HERB SHOP, CRAIG HODDY /

(11) TRUCKEE HOTEL, KATY HIGHT

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Discover

Penn Valley

Start your visit

with a stop at:

PENN VALLEY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

17422 Penn Valley Dr.

(530) 432-1802

pennvalleycoc.org

HORSES IN MEADOW BY BOB WHITE / INSET PHOTO BY PAIGE STONE PHOTOGRAPHY

NATIVE AMERICANS were the first to call Penn Valley home. Then in 1848

came miners, who it is believed formed the earliest settlement in

Nevada County.

Growth occurred, in part, because the area was located on a freight wagon route

between the mining region to the east and Sacramento. And occurred again

when discouraged miners turned to plows, and the valley became an agricultural

community.

Known as the “Pantry of the Northern Mines,” Penn Valley had some of the finest

land in the state and supplied fruit, vegetables and meat to the mines as far away

as Nevada.

It was also home to a dairy industry, and in the late 1800s, a creamery was built and

became one of the best in the state. All that remains is the rebuilt Butter Maker’s

Cottage in Western Gateway Park.

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Penn Valley

Celebrating Our

Western Heritage:

Penn Valley Rodeo

By Teresa Dietrich

The sport of Rodeo started in early

ranching days of the wild west as a

way for local ranchers to show off

their skills and get together for a picnic

including the famous “deep pit” BBQ and

other foods. Penn Valley was the “breadbasket”

for the region, providing much of the

milk, beef, produce and other foods to the

gold mining camps in the region so there

were plenty of competitors.

The Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association

keeps the historical origins of our

roots alive today by bringing the community

together to celebrate our great western and

ranching heritage with a CCPRA Rodeo.

Delicious BBQ, fresh Pie à la Mode and cold

drinks are on tap as well as other treats from

local non-profit organizations. Vendors, music,

Rodeo Dance, and a kids zone combine

with the thrills of professional rodeo events

including Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Bareback

Bronc, Barrel Racing and Roping to

make for a fun community event.

The town of Penn Valley also hosts a good

old-fashioned hometown Rodeo Parade.

Local businesses get all decked out for the

Rodeo Week Best Decorated competition

the week prior to the actual rodeo.

Keep Our Small Businesses and

the American Dream Alive!

Northridge

17464 Penn Valley Dr.

Penn Valley

Shopping Center

530-432-0700

northridgerestaurant.com

Tack Room

Restaurant & Bar

17356 Penn Valley Dr.

tackroombarrestaurant.com

530-432-1126

Twelve 28 Kitchen

10118 Commercial Ave.

Gateway Center

530-446-6534

twelve28kitchen.com

Daybreak Café

17438 Penn Valley Dr.

Penn Valley

Shopping Center

530-432-1216

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andlunchcafe

Penn Valley Restaurants

China House

17412 Penn Valley Dr.

Penn Valley

Shopping Center

530-432-0189

Moi’s Thai Café

11332 Pleasant Valley Rd.

Wildwood Shopping Center

530-432-9470

Caleb’s Creamery

& Coffee

17329 Penn Valley Dr.

530-432-3129

facebook.com/

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Blue Cow Deli

17500 Penn Valley Dr.

530-432-5500

bluecowdeli.com

Squeeze Inn

10067 Pleasant Valley Rd.

530-432-7601

sierraenergyexpress.com/

squeeze-burger

Taco Bell

16978 Penn Valley Dr.

530-432-9090

THE UNION’S “Best Of”

Twelve 28 Kitchen

Blue Cow Deli

Carpet Pro

THE UNION’S “Favorites”

Western Gateway Park

Lake Wildwood Golf Course

Gray Pine Winery

Len Stevens Construction

Bridgeport Picnic Area

Sierra E-Bikes

Subway

10128 Commercial Ave.

Gateway Center

530-205-9477

restaurants.subway.com

Crazy 4 Yogurt

10136 Commercial Ave.

Gateway Center

530-432-2490

Players Restaurant

& Sports Bar

10161 Commercial Ave.

530-432-1222

pvplayerspizza.com

Tuscany Gardens

Pizzeria & Cafe

11370 Pleasant Valley Rd.

530-432-2498

tuscanygardensrestaurants.com

Java Dream Coffee

and Gelato

11434 Pleasant Valley Rd.

Wildwood Business

Center II

javadreampv.com

Scope Landscape Management

Advantage Garage Door

Abercrombie & Co.

Stoves and Awnings

Pearson’s Feed

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Thank You! #TogetherApart

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce would like to

recognize, acknowledge, and offer heartfelt thanks to all of our local essential workers.

These folks are our friends and neighbors who have unselfishly risked their own health and safety

in order to protect ours and provide us with services to sustain.

Thank you doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, police & fire personnel, retail workers, bank employees,

restaurant & food service workers, public utility service workers, government staff and officials,

all of our wonderful community volunteers and so many more!

Penn Valley

Historic Past

Dynamic future

Penn Valley Area

Chamber of Commerce

17422 Penn Valley Drive, P.O. Box 202

Penn Valley, California 95946 • (530) 432-1802

info@PennValleyCoC.org • PennValleyCoC.org

Play Where You Live!!

Managed by Teri Barbaria • 530 277-8078 • Gateway Real Estate • DRE #00656772

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The Finest

Shopping Center

in Nevada County

WILDWOOD

CENTER

22 Business

& Professional Offices

& Shops to Serve You —

directly across from

the Main Gate

of Lake Wildwood.


Penn Valley – Like No Place on Earth

Home Sweet Home

Lifestyle options range from ranchettes

and multi-acre working ranches to estates

set in the countryside. Cottages and

apartment living, family and senior complexes

are located near the Penn Valley

Village Center.

Live & Play

Lake Wildwood is a resort-style gated

community for all ages. The Oaks

Clubhouse offers spectacular views of the

18-hole Championship Golf Course, and

has a restaurant, bar and events center.

There is also a private lake with five parks

around it, a swim complex, sports courts

and a community center. It all adds up to

an appealing lifestyle.

ABC’s

The Oaks Clubhouse

The average Penn Valley school ranking is

in the top 50%. There are opportunities

for students to thrive at three local schools

–Ready Springs (TK-8), Williams Ranch

(K-5) and Vantage Point Charter (K-12).

Enjoy the Outdoors

Ready Springs School

Long walks or cycling on country trails are

favorite pastimes. Boating on Lake

Englebright or fishing at the Yuba River

are just a few minutes away. Further afield

is the Spenceville Wildlife Refuge an

Set amid heritage oaks, tall pines and sweeping meadows,

Penn Valley is eight miles west of Grass Valley and Nevada

City. Community spirit runs deep with a mix of reverence

for traditions and planning for the future.

11,900 acre site that includes ponds,

creeks, fields, trails, meadows, Indian

grinding rocks and 175 species of birds. It

is managed by the California Department

of Fish and Game. Not to be missed are

Western Gateway Park and The South

Yuba River at Bridgeport. Both are

featured on Page 44.

Where to Go

Locals support the Village Center which

offers a variety of shops and services. The

Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, as

well as community activists, are involved in

ongoing projects to enhance the Center.

The Future

The Penn Valley Community Foundation

is a group of citizens working toward construction

of a community center that will

have meeting space, sports courts and a

state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that

can be used by community organizations

and small cottage industry businesses.

A Tradition

Agriculture in Penn Valley is

experiencing a resurgence in

importance. The Farm to Table

movement has brought locally

grown agriculture to the forefront.

Many local restaurants

embrace the use of locally

grown food. Penn Valley agritourism

activities include farm

stands, u-pick events, markets,

farm stays, festivals, tastings and

demonstrations.

Community

Spirit

Join in

by attending

or participating

PHOTOS BY PENN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

in an event, such as the Joanie Bumpus

Daffodil Run, the annual Rodeo Parade

and Rodeo or the Cowboy Christmas

celebration.

“Cheers”

Warm summers and cool winters make

the area ideal for grape growing. Penn

Valley’s charming wineries offer tastings

by winemakers with a passion and

knowledge of their craft. And if you are

into brews, two breweries are slated to

open soon.

Learn more

about

Nevada

County in

the pages

of this

magazine.

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PHOTO BY PILOT PEAK WINERY


Bridging the Gap

Things to See and Do

SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK

is made-up of sites along 20 miles

of the river including a number of

trails. One place that should not be

missed is Bridgeport on Pleasant Valley

Road not far from the center of

Penn Valley.

This area was named for the many bridges

constructed to allow goods to cross the

river. Part of the route was built by the

Virginia Turnpike Company which was

organized in 1855 primarily to facilitate

travel between Marysville and Virginia

City, Nevada.

The company collected tolls for use of

its roads. Following the destruction of

several bridges in 1861-62 due to flooding,

one was replaced with a covered

bridge in 1862. Now the longest single

span bridge in the world, it is being

restored to its historical look and is

expected to reopen in early 2021.

There is a lot of history at Bridgeport, for

example thousands of miners searched for

gold in the river. There was a ranch on the

site where teamsters could find hay and

rest for their horses.

In the 1920s, the very popular Bridgeport

Swim Resort was developed complete

with cottages and dance pavilion. A

small grocery store and gas station were

also built.

What’s Happening Now

Visitors can swim, hike, pan for gold along

the river, or explore a museum, history

stations, historic horse barn filled with

antique wagons and cemetery. Bird Walks

are held in the spring and fall, Wildflower

Walks on the popular Buttermilk Trail from

mid-March through mid-May. For additional

events check southyubariverstatepark.org.

Bridgeport is open from sunrise to sunset.

Visitor Center is open Thursday–Sunday

from Memorial Day to Labor Day 11:00

am–4:00 pm. The rest of the year it closes

at 3:00 pm. (530) 432-2546.

ROBERT LOWE

Bridgeport

PENN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Western Gateway Park

Acres of Fun

Western Gateway Park is well-known as the crown jewel of Penn Valley. All 88 acres

are open to the public with lots to do. Facilities include an impressive stage pavilion,

covered picnic areas, green lawns and rustic amphitheater. The park is the venue for a

host of events from festivals to weddings. Two notable features are a highly rated disc

golf course and the evolving bike skills park. Of course you will also find everything a

park should have to keep the kids entertained.

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NEVADA COUNTY

Views

2

1

EMERALD POOLS ON JORDAN CREEK

A walk out to the Emerald Pools can

reward you with a solitary nature experience

in late Fall. The trailhead is located

at the far side of the bridge that crosses

the South Fork of the Yuba River on

Bowman Lake Road. (PHOTO BY DAVID CROSS)

2

NEVADA COUNTY FIXER UPPER

Few things personify the spirit of the

Gold Rush days better than the plethora

of old miner’s shacks around the small

town of North Bloomfield. These

Nevada County fixer-uppers feature

natural air conditioning, open views,

mature landscaping and no pesky home

owner association fees. No reasonable

offer refused. (PHOTO BY DAVID CROSS)

3

3

4

DONNER LAKE SUNRISE

Red sky in the morning–sailors take warning!

Maybe not so true on Donner Lake.

The reward for the early riser is to be

awestruck by the colors and the unique

and historic landscape on display.

(CREATIVE COMMONS, DONNER LAKE SUNRISE BY BEAU ROGERS,

CC BY 2.0 )

4

EDWARDS CROSSING BRIDGE

The Edwards Crossing Bridge, spanning

the South Yuba River was built in 1904.

This single lane bridge sports a steel

truss arch with a timber deck supported

on concrete piers. Take North Bloomfield

Road from Highway 49 and wind your

way down to the bridge. The road turns

to dirt on the far side of the bridge

and eventually ends in the town of

North Bloomfield. (PHOTO BY DAVID CROSS)

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Living the Rural Life in South County

WAYDE CARROLL

Remembering the Past

Today, the section of South County

bounded by Hwy. 49, Combie Road and

the Bear River is known as Higgins

Corners. It is the area’s center for services

and shopping, and home to the South

County Chamber of Commerce and

Visitor Center.

Living the Good Life

South County offers a variety of lifestyles

from impressive horse property, golf

course homes, farms and estates with

expansive vistas, as well as communities

ideal for putting down roots.

Lake of the Pines is a gated community

built around lakes and ponds that attracts

everyone from young professionals to

retirees. They enjoy boating, swimming,

fishing, the clubhouse and an 18-hole golf

course. Alta Sierra is a community off

Hwy. 49 located on 2,500 acres that offers

a wide range of home designs and settings.

The Alta Sierra Country Club features

a scenic 18-hole golf course which is

open to the public.

Take a Hike

Adjoining Alta Sierra are two popular hiking

trails. The Alan Thiesen Trail loops

through a nature preserve with forest,

small meadows and views. Rambler Trail

is a .08 mile out-and-back pleasant walk.

Information: bylt.org

§

Things to Do

Play a round of golf at Darkhorse Golf

Club, a public 18-hole course, or head to

the Alta Sierra Country Club. Purchase

ready to eat fruit and vegetables offered

by the Jardin del Rio farmer’s market at

Combie Plaza. Get some exercise as you

explore the Bear River Recreation Area.

Good access is found where Dog Bar

Road crosses the river.

Active Community

Bear River High School can be called a

community treasure. For example, it is

home to a county library branch, and its

Performing Arts Center is available to the

public. The Bear River Recreation and

Park District should not be overlooked as

it impacts the community by offering a

number of programs for all ages.

Discover Back Roads

One scenic drive is defined by vistas and

vast meadows. If you explore some

smaller side roads along the way, you

might run into a herd of buffalo or a winery

and vineyard. Take McCourtney Road

from Grass Valley to Lime Kiln Road, turn

left, then right on Duggans Road to Wolf

Road, turn left to Hwy. 49 and left again to

head back.

§

Bear River at HWY 49

Driving up Hwy. 49 from

Auburn, the first Nevada County

“community” encountered is an

area known as South County.

An early settler was Michael

Higgins, an Irish immigrant.

He came to California in 1852

and mined at Placerville,

Georgetown and on the

American River. In 1860 he

moved to what is now South

County to farm and raise stock

on 160 acres.

An entrepreneur, Higgins was

also owner of the Globe Hotel

located in the area, and according

to reports of the day was a

site of much merry making.

SOUTH NEVADA COUNTY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE &

VISITOR CENTER

10063 Combie Rd.

(530) 268-7622

sncchamber.org

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

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Malakoff

Diggins &

North

San Juan

Things to See and Do

DAVID CROSS

RHM IMAGES

Hose It Down

§

Stark landscape greets visitors who venture

to Malakoff Diggins State Historic

Park. It was created between the 1850s

and 1880s by hydraulic gold mining.

It all began when miners looking for new

opportunities left what is now Nevada City

and stumbled upon a rich gold deposit.

North San Juan

Malakoff Diggins

First they panned but discovered other

ways to retrieve the gold.

By 1853, an even better method was

devised. Miners went from the streams to

using hoses to aim water at hillsides using

giant nozzles. The gravel would be

washed into large sluices. Huge cliffs,

which can still be seen today, were carved

out by the mighty streams of water. Highly

successful it was called hydraulic mining.

The North Bloomfield Gravel and

Mining Company formed in the late

1860s. A large operation, it constructed

ways to bring water to the mine site

including 100 miles of canals and ditches.

They also found a way to drain the debris

or tailings into the Yuba River.

However, there was a downside. As the

operation grew there were concerns

about the debris that was reaching the

valley. Farmland was being destroyed.

Marysville suffered a devastating flood.

A dam on the Yuba River failed.

There were years of litigation. Then in

1884 Judge Lorenzo Sawyer issued a

permanent injunction against dumping

tailings into the Yuba River. This decision

ended hydraulic mining.

Today the park includes the ghost town

of North Bloomfield and remnants of the

main mine. There is also a museum and

visitor center open from Memorial Day to

Labor Day. Check out special events like

living history day. Recreational opportunities

range from swimming and camping to

hiking on 20 miles of trails.

The park is open every day from sunrise

to sunset, with tours in the summer.

Campground and Cabin Reservations

(800) 444-7275. Directions available at

malakoffdigginsstatepark. (530) 265-2740.

Once the third largest town in Nevada County, North San Juan is located in a rural setting on Hwy. 49.

First settled in 1853, it was an important commercial area for hydraulic mining interests with several

thousand inhabitants.

Now a relatively quiet spot, the town’s center still has buildings that date back to the time the mines

were active. Civic pride comes to the forefront in early June as locals and visitors gather at the annual

Cherry Festival which has been held for 125 years.

San Juan Ridge

Worth exploring, “The Ridge” is accessed by Tyler Foot Crossing Road. In the spring, stop by Ananda

Village site of the Crystal Hermitage Gardens and 17,000 tulips. The gardens are also open summer

and fall. (530) 478-7587.

Down the road is the North Columbia School House Cultural Center, a local gathering place. The

school house was built in 1875 by the mining community.

Worth noting is the area had the very first long distance telephone line. It covered 60 miles and became operational less than three

years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. The phone used for this historic conversation is in the Smithsonian Institute.

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More Historic Towns to Explore

LARRY MILLER

Town Left the Union

Five miles from Grass Valley, Rough and Ready’s location appeals to professionals

working from home, those with home-based businesses, retirees and families. The

town was established in 1849 by a group of miners led by a captain who served

under “Old Rough and Ready” Zachary Taylor, hence the name.

As the story goes, when the government imposed a mining tax, the town decided to secede from the

Union. It was April of 1850 and the population voted to go it alone as the Great Republic of Rough

and Ready. They elected a president and signed a constitution. The new republic didn’t last long for

when the Fourth of July rolled around, Old Glory went back up the flag pole.

Visitors to this small community will find the past reflected in a row of miniature buildings behind the

historic toll house. There is also the 1849 Fippin Blacksmith Shop and the Grange Hall rebuilt after a

fire in 1853. The old cemetery is a few hundred yards up Stagecoach Way and dates back to 1855.

Each June the locals go all out to celebrate the town’s history with Secession Days & Chili Cook-Off.

Another popular event is the Community Breakfast the second Saturday of the month in the old

Grange Hall.

Creek Anything but Poor

The small mining town of Washington is nestled in a canyon of the

Yuba River’s South Fork not far from the historic emigrant trail that

is now Hwy. 20. Twenty miles from Nevada City on Washington Road,

the town was served by stage lines in the 1800s. Then the trip took

five hours, today it is a 30 minute scenic drive.

Settled in 1849, Washington was initially named Indiana Camp, but

the name was changed in a matter of months. The waters around

the town produced a large amount of gold, but the area also

had hardrock and hydraulic mines. Success attracted some

1,000 miners.

Poorman’s Creek was probably the richest of all the

nearby creeks and tributaries of the South Fork of the Yuba. Claims on the creek were

considered poor if they did not pay an ounce of gold a day per man.

Washington appears to be a mining town that time forgot. Note the Gold Rush era buildings,

historic graveyard and one room schoolhouse used for well over 100 years. Also take

advantage of the recreational opportunities such as camping,

hiking, rafting, fishing and

gold panning.

Stop & Look

Rough & Ready Chamber of Commerce:

roughandreadychamber.com

Just before the turnoff to Washington as you are coming

from Nevada City is a popular scenic overview. Nearby on

Washington Road is another overview worth a stop. Back

on Hwy. 20 four miles toward I-80 is the Alpha Omega

Rest Stop. Here is an interesting view of a large hydraulic

mining operation.

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Don Yeggey

Tamara Murphy

Mary Davey

Mike Carnahan

Mary Davey

hiking • birdwatching • mountain biking • camping • fishing

swimming • rock climbing • wildflower walks • kayaking

skiing • gold panning • geocaching •

whitewater rafting • snowmobiling

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800-200-4949

www.sierracountychamber.com


Enjoy

Sierra

County

SIERRA COUNTY IS

LOCATED in the heart of

the northern Sierra

Nevada and features two quite

different regions divided by the

Pacific Crest. The western part

of the county is mountainous

and forested. The east side is

dominated at 5,000 feet by one

of the largest sub-alpine valleys in

North America. Sierra County is

known for its beauty and wildlife. For

example, it has one of the longest wildflower

seasons in California. Visitors to

Sierra County can take scenic highways to

old mining camps, century old cattle

ranches, wetlands, snowy peaks, waterfalls,

fall foliage and panoramic views.

Along the county’s southern border are

the towns of Alleghany, Forest City and

Goodyears Bar. At the confluence of the

Downie River and North Fork of the Yuba

River is Downieville. Nearby is Sierra City

and Bassetts Station, which is the gateway

to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area

and Sierra Buttes. On the eastern side of

the county are the towns of Calpine,

Sierraville, Sattley, and Loyalton.

Sierra County is easily reached from

Nevada County. Take Hwy. 49 from

Nevada City and Hwy. 89 from Truckee.

Visit for a day or linger longer. Overnight

visitors will discover a variety of accommodations

from rustic campgrounds to

comfortable historic buildings.

HISTORY

Established in 1852, Sierra County’s

history dates back to the time when

Maidu and Washoe Indians lived in the

area. More recently it was part of the

Gold Rush. The discovery of gold brought

16,000 miners to the county between 1848

and 1860. One interesting relic from the

past, the Sheriff’s Gallows, still stands

beside the county courthouse in

Downieville. The Sierra Valley was settled

in the 1850s and ranches provided

supplies for miners. There was also a

lumber industry. For more, go to

sierracountyhistory.org.

INSET PHOTO: SIERRA COUNTRY STORE, SIERRA CITY, ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

SIERRA BUTTES PHOTO BY GEORGE LAMSON

Museums / Historical Park

DOWNIEVILLE MUSEUM: Main Street.

Collections depict life from the Gold Rush

days to the present. Building dates from

1852. Open daily from Memorial Day

through Labor Day 11:00 am–4:00 pm.

KENTUCKY MINE & MUSEUM: Hwy. 49

east of Sierra City. Historical Park tours

include entrance to original gold mine

and demonstration of a working ore

crushing stamp mill. Mining museum,

picnic facilities. Open seven days a week

Memorial Day through Labor Day 10:00

am–4:00 pm. (530) 862-1310;

sierracountyhistory.org

MILTON GOTTARDI LOYALTON

MUSEUM: 605 School St. Antique hearse,

Indian artifacts, genealogy information,

Main Street exhibit, historic classroom.

Open Memorial Day to the end of

September and holidays, Thursday–

Sunday Noon–4:00 pm. Also year around

by appointment. Call (530) 993-6750.

Sierra Buttes

Start your visit

with a stop at:

SIERRA COUNTY CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

(800) 200-4949

sierracountychamber.com

EAST SIERRA VALLEY CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

eastsierravalleychamber.com

(530) 993-4387

VISITOR INFORMATION:

Chamber Websites

VISITOR BOOTHS:

Downieville, Sierra City,

Sierraville, Loyalton

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adventures of your life will start right here in

Downieville. Our mission is to be your home

base at our riverfront multi-sport adventure hotel.

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Same Great View, New Menu Offerings

Lakeside Dining

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SIERRAVILLE, CA

Modern creekside cabins nestled

in the heart of the Sierras.

Visit constellationcreek.com or call (530) 994-1033 to plan your stay.

Not Just Any

Feed Store

• LARGE SELECTION OF FEED

• VACCINATIONS FOR SMALL

& LARGE ANIMALS • FENCING

• GATES • WATER TROUGHS

• THE NEWEST STYLES IN

WESTERN WEAR

& GIFTS

(530) 994-3091

101 E Main St, Sierraville, Ca

Sierra Hardware

Near corner of Hwy. 49 & Main Street, Downieville

• Fishing Tackle • Sporting Goods

• Live Bait

• Fly Fishing Headquarters

• Large assortment of flies

and accessories

• Yuba River Hatch Chart

• Fishing & Hunting

Licenses

• Hardware, Plumbing &

Electrical Supplies

FREE PARKING 530-289-3582

Mon-Sat 9 am–5:30 pm Sun 10 am–3 pm

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Tahoe National

Forest

Outdoor Activities

Things to See and Do in Sierra County

1. EXPLORE THE FOREST

Much of Sierra County is located within

the Tahoe National Forest where campgrounds,

trails, lakes and rivers are just

waiting to be enjoyed. Tahoe National

Forest, fs.usda.gov/tahoe/

2. LAKES BASIN RECREATION AREA

Take Hwy. 49, turn left at Bassetts Station

for a “must do” scenic drive on Gold

Lake Highway. The area has the 8,587 foot

craggy Sierra Buttes and 45 mountain lakes.

Road popular with cross country skiers and

snowmobilers.

3. ADULT NATURE CAMP

June–August, San Francisco State Sierra

Nevada Field Campus near Bassetts

Station offers a number of courses such as

Bird Identification by Song, Trees & Shrubs

of Northern Sierra Nevada and Medicinal

& Edible Wild Plants, as well as writing

workshops and plein air painting.

sierra.sfsu.edu

4. MOUNTAIN/ROAD BICYCLING

Check out the well maintained, world

class trails around Downieville. Or take a

road ride through the Sierra Valley.

5. ENJOY THE WATER

Fly fish or find a swimming hole on the

North Fork of the Yuba River, see the

Sierra Valley by kayak, swim off a sandy

beach in Downieville.

6. MUST SEE

The spectacular Loves Falls, about a mile

northeast of Sierra City, are an easy walk

from Hwy. 49. Also a good place to swim.

See the enlarged map for details.

YUBA DONNER SCENIC BYWAY

The Byway is a 160 mile scenic, historic loop

mainly through Sierra and Nevada Counties.

The route uses all-weather highways open all

year, but snow closures are possible. Driving

times: Entire Route–3 hr. 15 min. Nevada City

to Downieville 1 hr. Downieville to Sierraville

45 min. Sierraville to Truckee 30 min. Truckee

to Nevada City 1 hr.

7. YUBA PASS

Stop at the Sierra Valley Overlook on

Hwy. 49 for a wonderful panoramic view.

8. BIRDING

A special place for bird viewing is the

Sierra Valley due to extensive wetlands

and location on a major flyway.

MAP PHOTOS :

(4) MOUNTAIN BIKING, BENJAMIN FISH / (5) NORTH FORK YUBA RIVER,

WAYDE CARROLL / (6) LOVE FALLS, MARK ERICKSON /

(8) SIERRA VALLEY, ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

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Savory High Altitude Fare

Sierra County Dishes It Up

Dining and pub-crawling in Sierra County is an experience not to be missed. The range of options is

as wide as the stunning panorama of the Sierra Valley, with choices reflecting both old and new California

with unique Sierra County flavor.

LA COCINA DE ORO

TAQUERIA

322 Main St., Downieville. (530)

289-3584. Authentic, flavorful

Mexican cuisine freshly prepared

and cooked to order using

organic produce from local producers,

(when possible). Two

outdoor decks overlooking the

Downie River. Call ahead for

hours or check Facebook page.

LOS DOS HERMANOS

101 Batelle St., Sierraville. (530)

994-1058. Fine Mexican dining.

Many specialties including carne

asada, carnitas, lamb shank

stew, burritos, tostadas,

chimichangas, enchiladas, rellenos

etc. Open six days a week,

11 am–8 pm. Closed Monday.

RHONDA’S LIL FROSTY

319 Main St., Loyalton. (530)

993-1192. Small diner, local flavor

with 1960’s ambience. Pork

tenderloin, cod baskets, burgers,

milkshakes, soft serve ice

cream. Enjoy the outdoor picnic

area with umbrellas and flowers

while you eat.

facebook.com/Rhondaslilfrosty

SARDINE LAKE RESORT

Gold Lake Rd., Lakes Basin.

(530) 862-1196. Lakeside dining.

Reservations highly recommended.

Chefs specials nightly, featuring

certified Angus beef,

fresh fish and free range chicken,

and vegetarian cuisine. Full

bar in lakeside gazebo. Call for

reservations. Open mid-May–

mid-Oct. sardinelakeresort.com

SIERRA COUNTRY STORE

213 Main St., Sierra City. (530)

862-1560. Breakfast burritos,

fresh deli sandwiches, cheeseburgers

and pizzas. Groceries,

meats, produce, beer, wine,

liquor, camping/fishing supplies.

Free Wifi. sierracountrystore.com

SORRACCO’S SALOON

203 Main St., Sierra City

(530) 862-1130. Step back in

time to the friendliest bar in

Sierra City. Offering cocktails,

fine wine and microbrews.

Outside seating available.

sorraccos.com

ST. CHARLES PLACE

101 Commercial St., Downieville.

(530) 289-3237. A fun and

authentic piece of Downieville

history, loaded with character.

Saloon, long wood bar, pool

table, back patio over looking

the river. Off-sale liquor.

St. Charles

Place

Saloon

Riverview Deck

Pool Tables

Off Sale

1 Commercial St.,

Downieville

(530) 289-3237

Serving Lunch & Dinner • Full Bar

(530) 994-1058

Downtown Sierraville on Highway 49

Best mexican food and

best margaritas in the Sierras

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Major Events

Dates subject to change due to ongoing

COVID–19 precautions. Call ahead or check

websites for cancellations/postponements.

August 2020

2 Country Market Bazaar Meet

& Greet. Loyalton.

eastsierravalleychamber.com

29 Native Daughter’s Ice Cream Social

Downieville. (530) 289-3595;

(530) 289-3530.

31 4th Annual Yuba River Rib

Cook-Off. (530) 913-7902 or

jenva72@hotmail.com

September 2020

6 Country Market Bazaar Meet &

Greet. eastsierravalleychamber.com

11–12

Sierra City Big City Rod

Run & Car Party.

(530) 862-1170.

12 Annual Calpine Marketplace.

(530) 616-0630.

29 Sierra Valley Art and Ag Trail.

SierraValleyAgArtTrail.org

October 2020

3 Swing for the Schools Golf Tourney.

Plumas Pines Golf Course.

SierraSchoolsFoundation.org

10 Oktoberfest. Sierra City.

(530) 289-3417.

18 Forest City Annual Applefest.

(530) 287-3133.

25 Harvest Market Pumpkin Carving

Meet & Greet. Loyalton.

eastsierravalleychamber.com

November 2020

11 Veteran’s Day Ceremony.

Bell Tower. 12 pm. Downieville.

14 Jolly Holiday Bazaar.

Sierra City Community Hall. 9 am–3 pm.

(530) 862-1580.

26 Miss Jody’s Thanksgiving Dinner.

Downieville. (530) 289-3632

(530) 862-1052.

26 Full Free Thanksgiving Dinner.

Loyalton Senior Center. 3 pm.

(530) 993-4770.

2020-2021

26 Turkey Trot. Loyalton City Park. 1 or 2

mile fun run/walk. 9 am. (530) 993-4182.

December 2020

5 Holiday on Main Street Craft Show.

Downieville. (530) 955-5710.

5 Pet Parade for Animal Relief Fund.

Noon. Downieville Firehouse.

5 Downieville School Holiday Show

& Baked Goods Auction.

(530) 289-3473.

5 Loyalton’s Christmas Crafts Fair.

5 Loyalton Christmas Tree Lighting.

19 Sierra City Children’s Christmas

Potluck & Party. (530) 862-1347.

January 2021

16 Crab Feed. Sierra City. (530) 862-1580.

February 2021

13 Cabin Fever Spaghetti Feed.

Downieville.

13 Home Grown Talent. (530) 289-9822.

or sierracountyartscouncil.org

March 2021

6 Chili Cook-Off.

Top of the Yuba Pass. (530) 289-3262.

12–13

Cowboy Poetry & Music. Vinton.

sierravalleygrange.org

13 Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner.

Sierra City. (530) 862-1580.

April 2021

2–4 Banff Mountain Film Festival

World Tour. Downieville.

sierracountyartscouncil.org

24 Native Daughter’s Mad Hatter

Tea Party. Downieville. (530) 289-3595.

May 2021

1 Springtime Ladies Champagne

Luncheon. Sierra City. (530) 862-1580.

15 Downieville Clean Up Day.

Gold Rush Park. 8 am–Noon.

August 2021

11–15

Plumas Sierra County Fair.

Sierra County Fairgrounds. Quincy.

(530) 283-6272

WHITE’S SIERRA

STATION, INC.

FOOD MART, GAS, TIRES

A.S.E. CERTIFIED MECHANIC

Fresh Deli Sandwiches • Panini’s • ICEE • Cappuccino

Roller Grill • Bait/Tackle • Leanin’ Tree Cards • Iced Coffee

whitessierrastation.com • @whitessierrastation

508 Main Street, Loyalton • 530-993-1212

Relocated in Loyalton at Lombardi Mercantile

(530) 906-2181

Mon–Sat Open 11 am to 7 pm

Sun Open 12 pm to 7 pm | Closed Wed & Thurs

Featuring Pork Tenderloin, Cod Baskets, Burgers,

Milkshakes, Soft Serve Ice Cream and a Whole Lot More!

Tour the Valley–Visit Calpine,

Loyalton, Sattley & Sierraville

info@eastsierravalleychamber.com

www.eastsierravalleychamber.com

East Sierra Valley

Chamber of Commerce

Serving those who serve the community

Milton Gottardi Museum

& Outdoor Antique

Equipment Display

605 School Street

Loyalton CA

Sierra Valley Event Center,

Social Hall, Skateboard Park

A-24/105 Beckwith Street

Loyalton CA

Loyalton

Kiosk Location

Corner of Hwy 49 & 2nd Street

Loyalton, CA

Sierraville

Kiosk Location

Intersection of Hwy 49 & 89

Sierraville, CA

(530) 993-0453/4379

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Les Schwab Tires steps up and lends a hand in the communities where

our employees live and work. We sponsor activities large and small:

Supporting youth programs, helping families in need, and raising funds

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For over 65 years, Les Schwab Tires has been an active member of

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Fairs,

Fests,

Events

2020-2021

Event and venue information may be out of

date due to COVID-19 related cancellations For most

up-to-date information check websites or call.

Western Nevada

County Area

CALENDAR

Grass Valley

Farmers’ Market

Ongoing

The Market at Grass Valley

Tuesdays (until 9/29/2020)

Saturdays (until 11/21/2020)

8 am–1 pm. themarketatgrassvalley.com

JUNE–NOVEMBER

Nevada City Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 8:30 am–1pm

ncfarmersmarket.org

DECEMBER–MAY

Nevada City Winter Market

First Saturdays (all Saturdays in May)

ncfarmersmarket.org

August 2020

TBD 125th Annual Miners Picnic

empiremine.org

13–15

Online Junior Livestock and Ag

Mechanics Auction

NevadaCountyFair.com

28 – Sept 4

20th Annual Nevada City

Film Festival

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

September 2020

12 Family Fun Days 2020. Free all-day

kids arts experience: face painting, crafts

etc. thecenterforthearts.org

19 Sidewalk Sale

downtowngrassvalley.com

26 Annual Yuba River Cleanup

yubariver.org

October 2020

TBD 100% Design: Home Design

Inspirations

designshow.theunion.com

EVERYDAY

Bierwagen’s Pumpkin Patch &

Harvest Festival

facebook.com/bierwagensfarm

TBD Fright Night. minersfoundry.org

3–11

Kodo Arts Japanese

Antiques Warehouse Sale

kodo-arts.com

4 Autumn Shindig Harvest Festival

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

9–11

International Harvester Sierra

Fall Rallye. ihsfr.org

10–11

Earth’s Treasures

Gem & Mineral Show

ncgms.org

10–11

Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tour

thecenterforthearts.org

17–18

Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tour

thecenterforthearts.org

17–18

The Union’s Home,

Garden & Lifestyle Show

homegarden.theunion.com

TBD Fall Festival at South Yuba

River State Park

southyubariverstatepark.org

Foothills Celebration

30 Safe Trick or Treat for Preschoolers

downtowngrassvalley.com

November 2020

TBD Holidays at Empire Mine

empiremine.org

7 Grass Valley Downtown Holiday

Market. downtowngrassvalley.com

21–22

Banner Mountain Artisans,

Annual Holiday Sale. bmanc.com

27 Cornish Christmas

Arts & Crafts, Carolers, Music & Food

downtowngrassvalley.com

27–29

Country Christmas Fair

Juried Artisan Creations.

NevadaCountyFair.com

28 Cowboy Christmas

(530) 432-1802

pennvalleycoc.org

December 2020

TBD Martinis & Mistletoe

Cabaret jazz and holiday pops

minersfoundry.org

TBD Nevada City Winter Craft Fair

minersfoundry.org

4, 11,18

Cornish Christmas

downtowngrassvalley.com

5–6

Holiday Craft Faire

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

6, 13, 16, 20, 23

Victorian Christmas. Sundays from

1:30–6 pm, Wednesdays from 5–9 pm

nevadacitychamber.com

7 Christmas at the Railroad Museum

ncngrrmuseum.org

12 Family Fun Days 2020. Free all-day

kids arts experience: face painting, crafts

etc. thecenterforthearts.org

19 Grass Valley Wedding Fair

joyoflifeevents.com

26 Chocolate Infusion

Chocolate, Wine & Jazz theunion.com

Continued on

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PHOTOS: HUMBUG DAYS PARADE,

DAVID CROSS

GRASS VALLEY FARMER’S MARKET,

THOMAS A. THOMPSON /

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION,

ERIN THIEM / OUTSIDEINN.COM

TRUCKEE EVENTS

pages 61 & 63

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Fowler Center

2096 Nevada City Hwy

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 273-8547

Auburn Village Center

2310 Grass Valley Hwy

Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 823-1933

Pine Creek Center

716-B Freeman Lane

Grass Valley, CA 95949

(530) 273-7789

OPEN 9 AM–9 PM EVERYDAY

Your Local Credit Union

in the Save Mart Shopping Center

Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care.

2100 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945 • (800) 556-6768

firstus.org

1940 80th Anniversary 2020

Tools

Full Service

Lumber Yard

Best

Hardware

& Building

Supply

2019

Electrical &

Plumbing

Outdoor Living

Lawn & Garden

Paint & Sundries

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Your Neighborhood

Home & Garden Center

Full Service Lumber Yard

Building Materials

Lawn & Garden • Nursery • Electrical

Plumbing • Hardware • Tools • Paint & Sundries

Housewares • Outdoor Living

Ask Us About Deliveries

Open 7 days a Week

530-273-6105

2032 Nevada City Hwy.

Grass Valley

(In the Fowler Center)

Nursery


ERIN THIEM / OUTSIDEINN.COM

Victorian Christmas

January 2021

14 Virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Premier Environmental and Adventure

Films. Watch films and participate

online. wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

17 Grass Valley Wedding Fair

joyoflifeevents.com

26 Chocolate Infusion

Chocolate, Wine & Jazz theunion.com

February 2021

TBD Sustainable Food and

Farm Conference

foodandfarmconference.com

2 Healthy You theunion.com/healthy-you

14 Mardi Gras: Street Fair & 2 pm

Parade. Historic Downtown NC

NevadaCityChamber.com

15 Valentine Erotique

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

March 2021

6 Foothills Celebration

Food, Brews, Wine & Entertainment

downtowngrassvalley.com

13 St. Piran’s Day Celebration

Cornish Tribute Celebration

downtowngrassvalley.com

April 2021

1–30

Spring Into Art Festival

nevadacountyarts.org

1–30

Tulips in Springtime at Ananda

17,000 tulips in bloom

crystalhermitage.org

11–12

Nevada City Psychic Fair

minersfoundry.org

24–25

Annual Spring Home, Garden

and Lifestyle Show

theunion.com/homeshow

May 2021

TBD Springtime at Empire Mine

State Park Living History & Stunning

Gardens. empiremine.org

TBD Springtime at South Yuba

River State Park

southyubariverstatepark.org

1 Annual Downtown Grass

Valley Car Show

downtowngrassvalley.com

1–2 Springtime in the Pines Quilt Show

pinetreequiltguild.com

2–10

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques

Warehouse Sale. kodo-arts.com

TBD Garden/Native Plant Sale

& Flea Market

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

TBD Nevada City Craft Fair

minersfoundry.org

TBD Penn Valley Rodeo & Parade

pvrodeo.com

TBD Soroptimist Annual Garden Tour

sierrasoroptimist.org

7–8

Grass Valley Old West Antique

Show. NevadaCountyFair.com

27–30

Strawberry Music Festival

strawberrymusic.com

29 Annual Grass Valley Brewfest

downtownGrassValley.com

June 2021

TBD First Friday Artwalks

NevadaCityChamber.com

TBD Humbug Days

Revisit Hydraulic Gold Mining

Era of the 1870’s.

malakoffdigginsstatepark.org

TBD North San Juan Cherry

Festival & Parade

facebook.com/NSJCherryFestival

TBD Secession Days Celebration &

Rough & Ready Chili Cook-off

roughandreadychamber.com

18–21

Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival

fathersdayfestival.com

24 Thursday Night Marketplace

& Free Concert

downtowngrassvalley.com

July 2021

TBD Summer Nights in Nevada City

NevadaCityChamber.com

TBD Sierra Storytelling Festival

sierrastorytellingfestival.org

TBD Starry Starry Nights

Dine, Dance, Stargaze at Empire Mine.

supportsierranevada.org

4 4th of July Parade

11 am. Nevada City.

NevadaCityChamber.com

4 4th of July Celebration

Nevada County Fairgrounds, GV

NevadaCityChamber.com

8,15,22,29

Thursday Night Marketplace

& Free Concert

downtowngrassvalley.com

15–18

California WorldFest

worldfest.net

16 The Children’s Festival

thechildrensfestival.com

Mardi Gras

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Trails & Vistas

Eastern Nevada

County Area

Ongoing

Through October 20

Truckee Certified Farmers Market

Every Tuesday, Truckee

River Regional Park

facebook.com/

truckeecertifiedfarmersmarket

August 2020

1 Tevis Cup: Oldest Modern-Day

Endurance Horse Ride

Squaw Valley to Auburn

teviscup.org

September 2020

TBD Oktoberfest

squawalpine.com

12 Art & Soul Art Walk

historictruckee.com

19 Trails and Vistas

Virtual art hike experience with

two films showcasing music,

dance, poetry, and installation art.

trailsandvistas.org

October 2020

4 Great Trail Race

greattrailrace.com

9–11

Truckee Craw Thaw Festival

truckeecrawthaw.com

10–11

Made in Tahoe Festival

squawalpine.com

15–16

Truckee Historical Haunted

Walking Tour.

truckeehistorytour.org

18 Truckee River Day and Fair

truckeeriverwc.org

30 Halloween Parade and Trick

or Treat

historictruckee.com

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Eastern Nevada County Area continued

November 2020

20 Downtown Truckee Holiday Festival

and Bud Fish Tree Lighting.

historictruckee.com

26 Turkey Trot Thanksgiving

Family Fun Run

auburnskiclub.com

December 2020

4, 11, 18

Festive Fridays

historictruckee.com

31 Fireworks Display

northstarcalifornia.com

31 Squaw Valley Prom

Adult dance party

highfivesfoundation.org

February 2021

TBD Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

tahoedonner.com

TBD Winter Wondergrass

squawalpine.com

TBD Ability Challenge–Fun,

Games, Inclusivity, &

Community on Snow

achievetahoe.com

March 2021

7 The Great Ski Race

Cross Country Ski/Snow Shoe

Race from Tahoe City to Truckee

thegreatskirace.com

April 2021

21–24

Truckee Follies

facebook.com/pg/TruckeeFollies/posts

May 2021

TBD Made in Tahoe Festival

squawalpine.com

TBD Little Big Bike Festival

tahoebike.org

TBD Black Tie and Tails

Dog friendly dinner & dancing

hstt.org

TBD Truckee Home and

Building Show

truckeehomeshow.com

June 2021

19-20

Lake Tahoe Summit Classic:

US Lacrosse Tournament

laketahoelacrosse.com

TBD Wine and Food Faire: Wine

and Restaurant Tasting

sitd.info

TBD Donner Party Paddle

5 Mile Paddle Race. sitd.info

TBD Truckee Thursdays

Music, arts & crafts, food,

beer garden, children’s

activities, & produce.

truckeethursdays.com

TBD Truckee Dirt Fondo

Competitive

Off-road Bicycle Race

bikemonkey.net

TBD Truckee Brew Fest

truckeeoptimist.com

TBD Roundhouse Makers Show

Artist Show & Festival

truckeeroundhouse.org

July 2021

See Ongoing Events

4 Truckee 4th of July Parade

Firecracker Mile Fun Run

auburnskiclub.com

4 Truckee 4th of July Fireworks

9 pm. Donner Lake.

tdrpd.com

24-25

Donner Lake Triathlon

and Kids Triathlon

donnerlaketri.com

TBD Truckee Tahoe Air Show

& Family Festival

truckeetahoeairshow.com

TBD Old Timers Picnic

truckeehistory.org

August 2021

TBD Truckee Pro Rodeo

truckeerodeo.org

September 2021

TBD Donner Party Hike

donnerpartyhike.com

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RUNNING

EVENTS

Roundhouse Makers Show

§

One Foot in

Front of the

Other

August 2020

22 Castle Peak 100K

Truckee. castlepeak100k.com

22 Kellermann Batwa 5/10

batwachallenge.com

September 2020

TBD Nevada City Classic 5K

Run/ Fun Walk

nevadacityclassic.com

13 Big Chief 50K NURunners.com

13 Freedom Run 5K NURunners.com

26 IFM Hunger Run 5/10

interfaithfoodministry.org

26 Truckee Half Marathon

3.1M, 5K, 0.5M run, kids run

truckeemarathon.com

October 2020

4 Great Trail Race

greattrailrace.com

10 NEO Challenge 4 Mile

NCNEO.org

November 2020

1 Daffodil Run 5/10K

Penn Valley

daffodilrunpv.com

26 Turkey Trot

NU High School 5/10K

meb2turkeytrot.com

June 2021

6 Truckee Running Festival

Truckee tahoetrailrunning.com

July 2021

TBD Ragnar Trail Tahoe

125M relay Sugar Bowl

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TBD Best of Tahoe Chefs

bestoftahoechefs.org

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Kidding Around

Family Friendly Fun Checklist

Victorian

Christmas

Vacationing with kids can be tricky...they usually have

a pretty good idea what they do and do not want to do.

Here’s a little planning aid for parents (that won’t break

the bank) so everyone can go away happy.

PLAN A FAMILY ADVENTURE

Rent a stand up paddle or

kayak

a

at Mountain Recreation and

head to Scott’s Flat or Rollins

Lake.

Ride the Hoot Trail off the

Pioneer

a

Trail on Highway 20

above Nevada City. Great for all

ages. mtbproject.com

Cruise on a short, flat mountain

abike ride at Hirschman Pond.

bylt.org/trail/hirschman-trail

Take a kid friendly stroll on

the

aIndependence Trail (NC),

Buttermilk Bend Trail (PV) or Deer

Creek Tribute Trail (NC).

See a stunning display of

17,000

a

tulips at Ananda’s Crystal

Hermitage Gardens. April 2021.

crystalhermitage.org

Travel to the South Yuba

River

a

to learn about the history of

the Bridgeport Covered Bridge,

pan for gold, wander wildflower

trails along the river.

southyubariverstatepark.org

Swim at Family Beach and

Kneebone

a

Beach, the most accessible

swimming holes for children.

southyubariverstatepark.org

KID FRIENDLY EVENTS

Family Fun Days 2020.

a

September 12, 2020, December

12, 2020. 10 am–2 pm. Free allday

kids arts experience: face

painting, crafts etc.

thecenterforthearts.org

Event and venue information may be

out of date due to COVID-19. Confirm

details with event organizers by checking

websites or calling for verification.

Truckee River Railroad

a

2020. Many Saturdays or Sundays

July–September 2020. Because of

COVID-19, check website to verify.

truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

Free Picnic Pops Concerts.

aNevada County Concert Band at

Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

nccb.org

Nevada City Classic 5K Run/

aFun Walk. Family-friendly event

that includes a 5K run/walk, kids’

activities. nevadacityclassic.com

Movies Under the Pines,

aBackyard Edition. Every Friday

night through September 2020.

Join fellow movie lovers for an

outdoor cinema experience. You

pick the movie and pop the

popcorn, and they’ll show you

how to set up your own Movies

Under the Pines.

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Pick a pumpkin in October

2020.

a

–Bierwagen’s Pumpkin Patch

(530) 477-5992

–The Haunted Pumpkin Patch

thehauntedpumpkinpatch.com

Safe Trick or Treating.

aOctober 31, 2020, 10 am–1 pm.

A can’t miss for the pre-school

crowd in downtown Grass Valley.

downtowngrassvalley.com

2020 Nevada County

aNutcracker Performances.

Check Facebook, Grass Valley

Nutcracker

2020 Music in the Mountains

aHoliday Concerts. Kids 18 and

under free.

musicinthemountains.org

Cornish Christmas.

aNovember–December 2020. An

old fashioned Christmas Fair;

carolers, jugglers, musicians,

magicians, Santa Claus.

downtowngrassvalley.com

Visit Santa December 2020.

aNevada County Narrow Gauge

Railroad Museum.

ncngrrmuseum.org

Victorian Christmas 2020.

a(Sundays/Wednesdays in

December 2020 before

Christmas) Christmas treats, holiday

music, chestnuts roasting over

an open fire and horse-drawn carriage

rides. Watch for the walking

Christmas tree, Father Christmas

and Victorian Christmas Singers.

nevadacitychamber.com

The Children's Festival. July

a16, 2021. Renaissance Faire for

children with over twenty arts and

crafts tables, strolling minstrels,

face-painters, a bridge-guarding

troll and a life-sized mechanical

dragon. thechildrensfestival.com

RHM IMAGES

Annual Kid's Trout Derby.

aSpring 2021. Lion's Lake in Grass

Valley, kids through the age of 12.

Free. gvsportsmens.org

KIDS AT PLAY

Swim, Swim, Swim

aPioneer Park Pool (NC), Memorial

Park Pool (GV) or Truckee Donner

Community Pool.

Narrow Gauge Railroad

aMuseum (Nevada City) Ride the

railbus! ncngrrmuseum.org

Visit 49er Fun Park (GV) and

aplay mini golf, ride the go karts,

or hit some homers in the batting

cages. 49erfunpark.com

Western Gateway Bike

aPark in Penn Valley. Visit Nevada

County’s first bike park with bikeoptimized

trails for a wide range

of skills for all ages!

gatewaybikepark.com

Test Your Skills at Grass

aValley Skate park or Truckee

Skate Park.

cityofgrassvalley.com/post/parks;

tdrpd.org/198/Skate-Park

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Keep On Cruisin’

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Grass Valley Car Show

“CRUISIN’ THE PINES”

2020 show has been canceled. Instead the Roamin Angels Car

Club, sponsor of the show, is inviting those who have

participated over the years to provide a photo of their vehicle

and a little story, if they choose. The photos are being placed in

an Appreciation Gallery on the club’s website as a thank you and

will become a kind of car show. The public is invited to “attend.”

A 2021 version of “Cruisin’ the Pines” is in the works.

roaminangels.com

GRASS VALLEY CAR SHOW

First Saturday in May, 2021, 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Oldest car show

in the area takes over the town’s historic downtown streets. Show

features over 300 custom, vintage and antique cars, and trucks.

Enjoy rock ‘n roll music as you stroll. Vendors, face painting, food

booths, wine. historicgrassvalley.com

GRILLS & GRILLES

2020 event has been postponed to 2021, date TBA. Usually

held at Penn Valley’s Western Gateway Park in the fall. Cars and

motorcycles of all makes and models. Backyard Barbeque

contest for local teams. A fundraiser for the Nevada County

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Wolf Creek Trail


RECREATION

THE WOLF CREEK TRAIL:

GRASS VALLEY’S

REDISCOVERED PLEASURE

by Hank Meals

IN 1852, A PAIR OF LITHOGRAPHERS named Sarony

and Major made a print of Grass Valley which showed Wolf

Creek surrounded by gently sloping meadows. It was rich

habitat for the plants, animals and the indigenous Nisenan who

originally lived here. In time it grew to become a pleasant town

for underground gold miners and their families. Grass Valley is

much more populated now and you have to look for areas

where the creek is still visible. However, we can thank the City of

Grass Valley, Wolf Creek Community Alliance and

Bear Yuba Land Trust for reigniting interest in the creek by

creating the Wolf Creek Trail, located southwest of the

downtown historic district.

So far, this shady streamside trail traverses less than a mile along

the east slope of Wolf Creek. Actually, there are a few trails here.

There is a ten-foot wide paved main trail situated upslope from

the creek that’s suitable for strolling or for people with mobility

issues and there are two earthen spur trails alongside the creek

itself. Most users prefer the paved trail and it’s especially popular

with dog-walkers, young families with small children on

bikes and occasional skaters.

Wolf Creek Trail has two popular trailheads one begins at the

North Star Mining Museum where there’s a small park with picnic

tables adjacent to the creek. Here you can see skillfully

stacked and mortared rock work that was used to construct the

former powerhouse and stone bridge. The museum is first-class,

highlighting underground gold mining, and worthy of a visit for

its own sake.

Follow the trail downstream past the wastewater treatment plant

where the creek flows southward in a native riparian forest of

ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, madrone, live oak, big-leaf maple,

white alder, incense cedar and black oak. Gold miners planted

the black locust, apple trees and periwinkle, while Chinese

miners brought the Tree of Heaven.

The other main trailhead is on Freeman Lane at the site of a

former landslide on Little Wolf Creek. It was an engineering feat

to remediate and create this series of wide, paved and gradual

switchbacks that enables users with compromised abilities

greater access. This trailhead is .04 mile on Freeman Lane from

where Mill Street meets Freeman Lane at the North Star

Museum. There’s adequate signage making it easy to find.

Wolf Creek Trail is very popular with locals. Someday, Grass

Valley is hoping to build a bridge across Wolf Creek and

continue the trail downstream. This extension will greatly

enhance the lower trail’s wild ambience.

Directions

How to get there:

From the heart of Grass Valley’s

downtown Historic District, at Mill

and W. Main Streets, drive (or walk)

.08 mile on Mill Street to the North

Star Mining Museum and the main

trailhead.

If you are driving north on Highway

49 from Auburn take the Highway 20

– Empire Street Exit and make a left at

the Stop Light. Cross over the freeway

and immediately make a right onto

Mill Street. Turn right on Mill Street

and continue under the freeway to

the North Star Mining Museum.

If coming from Nevada City or greater

Grass Valley on Highway 49 take the

Empire Street – Highway 20 Exit and

make an immediate right loop to Mill

Street and a stop sign. Turn right

again crossing below the freeway to

another stop sign. Immediately in

front of you will be the North Star

Mining Museum parking lot which is

also the trailhead.

Another access point is to continue on

to the Freeman Lane parking area.

Turn left at the stop sign in front of

the North Star Mining Museum and

proceed on Freeman Lane for .04 mile

and park just past the driveway to

Tripp’s Auto Body and the clearly

signed Wolf Creek Trail.

North Star Mining Museum

ALL PHOTOS BY HANK MEALS

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RECREATION

TREKS

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

&Tours

Photo Walks

Folk Trails Hiking Club Summer

Mountain Series

Challenging hikes that offer epic rewards! Watch

for 2021 dates on website. Email

folktrailshikingclub@gmail.com to sign up.

jesse-locks-vxf4.squarespace.com/hikingclub

Trek with BYLT

Bear Yuba Land Trust offers guided hikes and learning

programs throughout the year on 30 miles of local

trails. For 2020-2021 treks, visit BYLT.org

Micro Adventures in Nevada City

Folk Trails Hiking Club Urban Hiking series invites

all ages to join them on a series of 2–4 mile hikes

through Nevada City history. Free and open to

anyone. Check website for 2021 hikes and dates.

folktrailshikingclub@gmail.com or

inntowncampground.com

North Star House Tours

North Star House is a 10,000 square-foot Arts & Crafts

style home designed in 1905 by the renowned architect

Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed female

architect. History Docents provide informal tours and

answer questions about the North Star House, Julia

Morgan, Arthur D/Mary Hallock Foote, and more. The

start date for 2020 tours is subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

Check website.

Alternating Wednesday &

Sunday Afternoons,

May–September: Sundays 1-4 pm;

Wednesdays: 2:30–5 pm

thenorthstarhouse.org/tours

ERIN THIEM, OUTSIDEINN.COM

Folk Trails Urban Hiking Series

Truckee Historical

Haunted Tour

October 15–16, 2020

Go back in time and experience Truckee's

haunted past–hear fascinating tales performed

by talented characters at interesting historic

sites. This much loved annual walking tour

features tales of yore with a memorable and

entertaining twist at Truckee's historic gems

and watering holes.

Truckee History Tour is for Adults only! 21+ years

truckeehistorytour.org

Wow! There’s that much to do?

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RECREATION

Truckee Donner Land Trust 2020

Hiking Series

Free docent led hikes/mountain bike rides for every skill level at

land trust properties. Safety of hikes in reference to Covid-19 will

be evaluated on a month-by-month basis, so please check the

website for cancellations.

Donner Lake Rim Trail: August 1, September 8, October

10. Easy hike with amazing views.

Lower Carpenter Valley: August 2, August 16, August 29,

September 6, September 16, September 24. 5 mile, moderate

docent-led hikes in this hotspot of biodiversity.

Waddle Ranch: August 9, September 5, October 3. Once

home to indigenous people, enjoy this approximately six

mile, moderate round-trip through Waddle Ranch Preserve

near Truckee.

Johnson Canyon: August 15. Approximately 3 mile round

trip moderately easy hike through Johnson Canyon with

wildlife and wildflower viewing for hikers, runners, and

mountain bikers.

Donner Summit Canyon: August 22, September 27.

October 4. Lots of history on this moderately strenuous 6

mile round trip hike with Native American petroglyphs, the

China Wall, and the world’s first automobile underpass

(1913).

Frog Lake Cliffs: August 23, September 20. A moderate to

difficult out and back 6 mile hike along the Warren Lake Trail

with views of the sheer cliffs above Frog Lake.

Royal Gorge Rim Trail–Rowton: August 26, September 19.

A moderately strenuous 4 mile hike to Rowton arches, passing

wildflower and bird areas.

Royal Gorge Rim Trail–Point Mariah: August 30,

September 22. 6.5 mile moderately strenuous hike with

spectacular views of Devil’s Peak, Snow Mountain, Royal

Gorge of the North Fork American River.

Royal Gorge Rim Trail Mountain Bike Ride: August 30,

September 35. A docent led 8 mile ride to Rowton Arches

along a single track trail.

Mount Lola and Coldstream Meadow: September 1. A

strenuous 11 mile round trip hike, with panoramic views of

the Sierra Crest and Independence Lake.

Floriston to Hirschdale: September 26. A fairly level 7 mile

round trip hike, part of the planned Tahoe Pyramid trail

which will eventually connect Lake Tahoe with Pyramid Lake.

Elizabethtown Meadow: October 11. 5 mile easy round

trip stroll along the Middle Fork of Martis Creek with many

species of wildflowers and birds and panoramic views of the

Pacific Crest.

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org/hiking-schedule

Take a Shot

Photo Walks led by Kial James

of Nevada City Scenics and

Erin Thiem of Outside Inn/Inn

Town Campground are a wonderful

opportunity to meet

other like-minded photographers

and see some

sights. All levels welcome!

Free (some exceptions apply.)

Locations and times will vary.

Check website for Covid-19

cancellations or postponements.

Nevada City Fall Colors:

Saturday, October 10th, 9 am.

Fall colors in downtown Nevada

City, meet at the public parking

area at the bottom of Nevada Street

across the street from the Deer Creek Inn.

Holiday Lights Photo Walk: Saturday, December 5th,

4 pm. Holiday light photo walk, meet at the Outside Inn,

please park in downtown Nevada City and walk to the

motel to meet.

More information: nevadacityscenics.com

Virtual Landmarks Reality

If leaving the house is not an option, try taking a virtual tour of

Nevada County’s historical landmarks! On April 29, 1969, the

Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission was

created. The culmination of years of dedicated effort by this

group resulted in identification of 65 Historical Landmarks and

the creation of a website with an interactive map of all of them.

Clink a link half way down the homepage to locate each historical

landmark site with an image, description, and other intriguing

information. If Covid-19 keeps you sequestered, head out on

a virtual historical tour or use the map as a guided driving tour.

nevadacountylandmarks.com

Wild for Flowers

Every Saturday and Sunday, early March through May, docents

lead easy 2 mile hikes along the picturesque Buttermilk Bend

Trail winding above the Yuba River. No reservations, just show up

at the North Parking Lot. Small donation requested. Check website

for Covid-19 cancellations or postponements.

southyubariverstatepark.org

For the Birds

Once a month year round (except August), resident bird experts

lead an easy 2 hour bird walk at South Yuba River State Park.

Bring binoculars and a field guide and meet at the north parking

lot. (free: donations welcomed) No reservations necessary but

check website for Covid-19 cancellations.

southyubariverstatepark.org

BOB WHITE

Event and venue information may be out of date due to COVID-19 related cancellations or

postponements. For most up-to-date information check websites or call for verification.

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RECREATION

PARKS AND RECREATION

Let’s Go to the Park and Have Some Fun!

Malakoff Diggins’ State Park

Nevada City. Visitors to this unique state park, site of the largest hydraulic mine in

California, are greeted by an unusual landscape. It was created between the 1850s and

1880s by hydraulic gold mining when water was aimed at hillsides using giant nozzles.

Huge cliffs were carved by the mighty streams of water. In 1884, such mining was

outlawed because of far reaching damage due to rivers and waterways downstream.

The park includes the ghost town of North Bloomfield. Open every day from sunrise to

sunset. Check for winter hours. (530) 265-2740; malakoffdigginsstatepark.org

NOLAN THORNBERRY

South Yuba River State Park

Penn Valley. The park is a patchwork of sites on a 20 mile stretch of the river

including scenic vistas and the steep rugged canyon of the South Yuba.

There are hiking trails, and opportunities for swimming, fishing and mountain

biking. Hikers have a choice of trails from easy to strenuous. Along the

length of the park are several architecturally different bridges. For information

and directions to some of the trails, go to parks.ca.gov, Find a Park.

Follow directions to South Yuba and under Related Pages hit hiking.

THOMAS A THOMPSON

Western Gateway

Regional Park

Penn Valley. Eighty-eight acre park hosts festivals,

concerts and community events. Playgrounds, picnic

tables, barbeque pits, creek with swimming hole.

Also six bocce ball courts, disc golf course, horseshoe

pits, basketball court, handball, tennis/pickleball

courts, off leash dog park, walking paths and trails,

including a fitness trail. Penn Valley Drive off

Spenceville Road. westerngatewaypark.com

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Truckee River Regional Park

Legacy Trail, picnic areas, tennis, volleyball and basketball

courts, community garden, skateboard park,

disc golf course, playground, tot lot, ball fields, ice

skating rink and .8 mile nature trail. 10500 Brockway

Rd. tdrpd.org

OREN BLOMBERG

Empire Mine State Historic Park

Grass Valley. Empire Mine was the oldest and one of the richest hardrock

gold mines in California. Now one of the area’s most popular attractions, visitors

will find restored buildings, exhibits, an illuminated mine shaft, blacksmith

shop and the Bourn’s Cotswold-style cottage. There is also a free picnic area

off the parking lot. Tours available throughout the year. (530) 273-8522;

empiremine.org

...even more Parks

RANDY HERRING

Donner Memorial State Park

Two miles west of Truckee just off I-80 at Exit 184 located on Donner

Lake. It includes the Pioneer Monument which honors those who

crossed the Sierra Nevada, a picnic area on the lake, swimming, fishing,

hiking, a lakeside interpretive trail and activities, also camping. The

park is open year around from sunrise to sunset. Campground Kiosk

(530) 582-7894; Camping Information/Reservations 1-800-444-7275.

VISITOR CENTER: Features interactive exhibits highlighting the

experiences of those crossing the Sierra including the Donner Party.

Also covers Native Americans and the Chinese construction of the

transcontinental railroad. (530) 582-7892

Condon Park

Grass Valley. Eighty acres, 3.5 miles of

wooded hiking trails (bylt.org), horseshoe

pits, disc golf course, arboretum, playground,

“nature trail” near pond, skate

park, picnic and barbeque areas, on-leash

dog trail, off-leash dog park. Fenced

playground for young children on Minnie

Street includes picnic facilities.

Memorial Park

Grass Valley. Picnic areas, swimming

pool, pickleball, Veterans’ Memorial Wall,

fenced playground. Off Hwy. 174, two

minutes from downtown Grass Valley.

Pioneer Park

Nevada City. Picnic areas and barbeques,

playground, swimming pool, bocce,

horseshoe and tennis courts, ballfield.

Nimrod and Nile Streets, not far from

downtown Nevada City. (530) 265-2496.

Riverview

Sports Park

Truckee. Multi-use sports fields, bike

park, unique playground area, bocce ball

courts, picnic areas. 12200 Joerger Dr.

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RUNNING SHOES | APPAREL | ACCESSORIES | TRAINING

keeping people

moving one

step at

a time...

101 W. McKNIGHT WAY | SUITE C

GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 95949

530.274.4422 | WWW.TRKAC.COM

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8. EMIGRANT TRAIL

7. HOOT TRAIL

6. PIONEER TRAIL

9. HOLE IN THE GROUND

4. LEGACY TRAIL

3. OLD DONNER PASS

2. INDIAN SPRINGS

MCCOURTNEY LOOP

1. LEMOND LOOP

5. EMPIRE MINE TRAILS

A Passion For Pedaling

Long known as a cycling destination, Nevada County is a popular choice for

excellent mountain biking as well as road biking for all skill levels. With an

abundance of moderate to technically challenging options, casual bikers

and enthusiasts alike will find a route to suit.

Road/Paved Rides

Sierra Express Bicycle Club provides a list

of rides including directions and maps,

and a calendar of recreational rides

including a section on Lite rides, from 12

to 20 miles. sierraexpress.org

1. LEMOND LOOP

14.2-MILES. EASY TO MODERATE, ONE SHORT STEEP HILL.

Favorite training ride for Greg LeMond with

rolling hills with pastoral views. Start at Tour of

Nevada City Bicycle Shop, 457 Sacramento St.,

Nevada City.

2. INDIAN SPRINGS-MCCOURTNEY LOOP

46-MILES. MODERATE TO DIFFICULT, SOME HILLS.

Mostly rural, vineyards, farmland, horse

ranches. Start at Pleasant Valley Rd. & Hwy 20

Park & Ride.

3. OLD DONNER PASS ROAD

44-MILES. MODERATE TO DIFFICULT

One long climb and descent. Mountains, Yuba

River, Donner Lake, historic Truckee. Start at

Cisco Grove Exit, across I-80 to Hampshire

Rocks Rd.

4. TRUCKEE LEGACY TRAIL

9.1-MILES. EASY CLASS I BIKE PATH.

Paved path winding along the Truckee River.

Mountain Biking

Check out Bicyclists of Nevada County for

complete list of local mountain biking

trails. bonc.org

5. EMPIRE MINE TRAILS

VARIETY OF OPTIONS.

A variety of trails wind around the historic

mine. Good forested area for families and less

experienced hill climbers.

6. PIONEER TRAIL

24.4-MILE TOTAL, BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Many options available. 500+ feet estimated

climb. Trail parking at Harmony Ridge Market,

White Cloud, Equestrian Overlook, Skillman,

and the Alpha Omega Vista. Can be snowbound

in winter.

7. HOOT TRAIL

1.4-MILE MULTI-USE TRAIL FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS

438 feet of curves and banked turns. Trailhead

is 5 miles east of Nevada City off Highway 20.

Connects with other trail networks including

the 3-mile downhill Scott’s Flat Trail and the

Pioneer Trail for longer rides. .

8. COMMEMORATIVE EMIGRANT TRAIL

15-MILE ROUND TRIP SINGLE TRACK TRAIL.

One of Truckee’s most popular mountain biking

trails for all ability levels. Rolling hills with

small changes in elevation. Begin at the

Donner Party Camp Picnic Area.

9. HOLE IN THE GROUND LOOP

APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES.

Strong intermediate to difficult with total estimated

climb of 2,500 feet.

The following event information may be

out of date due to (COVID-19). Check

websites or call for verification.

Area Cycling Events

2020 CALIFORNIA DIRT MTB SERIES

Dates TBD. Grass Valley/Nevada City. Check

website for race dates and for potential new

late summer/fall dates.

bonc.org

BIKE TOUR OF ROYAL GORGE RIM TRAIL

TBD

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org

AMERICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE

September 13, 2020. bikethewest.com

TOUR DE TAHOE

September 13, 2020. bikethewest.com

GOLD COUNTRY CYCLING CHALLENGE

June 12, 2021

RotaryGoldCountryChallenge.com

TOUR DE MANURE

June 19, 2021. Sierraville. tourdemanure.org

AGONY RIDE

July, 2021. agonyride.org

MAP PHOTOS : (6) BEN FISH, (5) TRAVIS WARD (8) SJR

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RECREATION

Paddle, Float & Splash

Take the Waters

There is something about the free flowing

waters of the South Yuba River which

produce a therapeutic calm. Reap the

benefits by spending a day paddling,

diving or floating. Or just take off your

sandals, lay down a towel and soak up

the sun on a massive granite “sunning”

boulder. You will be rejuvenated in both

mind and spirit.

At Edwards Crossing you will find some

of the best and most private swimming

the Yuba has to offer, also famous for its

spring and summer ladybug explosion!

Bridgeport, under the famous covered

bridge, is best for those families with

younger children. You are likely to need

to be in a social mood most days at popular

Forty Niner Bridge. Hoyt’s Crossing

is a thirty-minute walk upstream from

Forty-Niner, with plenty of good holes

along the way, although they often

require tough climbs. The Purdon

Crossing stretch of the river has the easiest

trail and offers a mix of slow and swift

river, crystalline pools, beautifully sculpted

granite and inviting beaches. The dirt

road leading to Jones Bar requires 4

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wheel drive but the resultant privacy

makes the journey worthwhile.

Swimming in the rivers isn’t the

only way to enjoy our clean, cool

waters. One of Nevada County’s

coolest rides is tubing down the

Truckee River. While mostly pretty

tame, there are a few bumps and

swirls to get your heart racing. Rent a

kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard

and glide around Scotts Flat Lake

(located in a gorgeous setting at 3,000

feet) or Rollins Lake (twenty-six miles plus

of shoreline), both close to Grass

Valley/Nevada City.

Lakes Less Paddled

Escape the stresses of the days with a trip

to a pristine mountain lake within an hour

or two of Nevada City/Truckee. Following

are but a few that beckon for recreational

calm-water kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding

or just floating serenely on a

fine tube. Blue Lake is a wonderful swim

lake featuring drive-up camping, hiking,

petroglyphs and scenic views. Bowman

Lake lies in a scenic, rugged, rocky basin

and is primarily used

by fishermen and

paddlers.

No outside watercraft

are allowed

on Independence

Lake but float

tubes, kayaks and

small motor boats

are available free for

use on the lake from June

through October (on a first-come, firstserved

basis). Please check The Nature

Conservancy website for availability.

nature.org/en-us

Island Lake is a very photogenic lake and

a favorite swimming hole. A short hike

from Carr Lake trailhead brings you to

this small, peaceful lake where you can

spend a lazy summer afternoon. Lake

Spaulding, originally created in 1912 for

use in hydraulic mining, is ideal for all

kinds of unique paddling experiences.

Nearby Spaulding Lake Trail offers a scenic

hike to a waterfall. Webber Lake is

perfect for paddlers, birders or trout fishing.

Pristine Webber Falls just downstream

is an added bonus.

Lazing

on the

Yuba

STEVE PERDUE

GEORGE LAMSON

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RECREATION

WHERE THE

Locals Hike

Grass Valley/

Nevada City Area

1.6+ miles

EMPIRE MINE TRAILS

14 miles of multi-use, easy to moderate

connecting trails passing several smaller

abandoned mines, old foundations and

rusted machinery. empiremine.org

2.3 miles

WOLF CREEK TRAIL

Out and back wooded trail consisting of

paved and unpaved sections, good for

families, wheelchairs/limited mobility

(some steep areas depending upon

access point used).

2.5 miles

BRIDGEPORT BUTTERMILK

BEND TRAIL

An out and back mostly flat popular

wildflower hike in March, April and

May. Nice views of the river canyon,

access to many swimming holes.

southyubariverstatepark.org

2 miles

BLACK SWAN TRAIL

Loop trail located in far Western Nevada

County near Smartsville. The trail weaves

through blue oak and gray pine woodlands

leading to Black Swan Pond with

abundant birdlife, possible otters,

Western pond turtles and other aquatic

life. bylt.org/trail/black-swan-trail

7.4 miles

DEER CREEK TRIBUTE TRAIL

Out and back easy/moderate trail

passes the Angkula Seo suspension

bridge highlighting the early native

Nisenan and Chinese people. It is linked

to a popular footpath along 1.8 miles of

the historic Newtown Canal.

bylt.org/trail/deer-creek-tribute-trail-rural

2.4 miles

HIRSCHMAN TRAIL

This easy 0.4 mile trail to the pond is

wheelchair accessible. Beyond the pond,

the trail narrows and meanders for 2 miles

through oak woodlands, pines and grasslands

with views of mine relics.

bylt.org/trail/hirschman-trail

9 miles

CASCADE CANAL TRAIL

Easy, out and back forested trail on

Banner Mountain offering an almost level

walk along a peaceful canal.

bylt.org/trail/cascade-canal-trail

Yep! This means ‘Kid Friendly.’

5 miles

INDEPENDENCE TRAIL WEST

Easy, nearly level, wheelchair accessible

from the trailhead for about 1.1 miles one

way. Interesting for its mining history, trail

includes wooden flumes. Flume 28, over

500 ft in length, crosses above a waterfall

on Rush Creek.

bylt.org/trail/independence-trail-west

.08 mile

SIERRA DISCOVERY TRAIL

Loop trail good for all skill levels featuring

a waterfall and interpretive

signs. The trail is primarily used for walking

and nature trips and is fully accessible

for persons with mobility impairments.

Truckee Area

1.5 miles

LONEY MEADOW TRAIL

Easy to moderate loop trail with wonderful

wildflower displays in summer.

Interpretive signs for history, common

bird and animal species. This trail is considered

“difficult” for wheelchairs, due to

its one-mile length and uneven surface.

9.1 miles

TRUCKEE RIVER LEGACY TRAIL

A paved out and back trail along the

Truckee River for bikers, runners,

dog walkers and families beginning at the

Truckee River Regional Park. Good for

wheelchairs. townoftruckee.com

5.3 miles

SAGEHEN CREEK TRAIL

Easy out and back hike following a

picturesque stream through lush

riparian forest to a meadow and ending

at Stampede Reservoir. Wild flowers,

abundant wildlife, beaver dam.

Family friendly hike, great for trail

runners, hikers.

12 miles

DONNER LAKE RIM TRAIL

12 miles of proposed 23-mile multi-use

trail finished and available for public use.

Views of Donner Lake, Mount Rose,

Pacific Crest. Runs from downtown

Truckee to Donner Summit and connects

with existing trails.

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org

6 miles

LACEY VALLEY TRAIL

Easy, memorable out and back hike with

spectacular wildflowers spring and

summer. Over one hundred bird species,

including rare and endangered.

tdlandtrust.org

‘Mules Ears’

Coldstream Canyon

1.5–6 miles

PERRAZZO MEADOWS TRAIL

Follow directions from parking area for a

1.5-mile interpretive hike or choose a

moderately strenuous 6-mile hike with

moderate to steep ascents, rare bird

species and beautiful wildflowers.

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org

2.6 miles

WENDIN WAY ACCESS TRAIL

Short and easy out and back hike

with small elevation gain and gorgeous

views of Donner Lake. Great place

to take kids.

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org

11.6 miles

MT LOLA TRAIL

Strenuous hike to top of Mt. Lola, highest

peak in the Tahoe National Forest, for

spectacular 360 degree views.

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org

5.5+ miles

MT LOLA TRAIL TO

COLDSTREAM MEADOW

After a steady, nearly 3-mile climb

through forest along the Cold Stream

Creek Canyon, the trail reaches the

meadow. Wildflower lover’s dream, open

to hikers, equestrians, and mountain

bikers.

1.2 miles

GLACIER MEADOW LOOP TRAIL

Easy self-guided nature loop for spectacular

wildflowers in the spring and early

summer. Signs explain the glacial action

that carved and polished the surface

landscape.

3, 5, 13 miles

ROYAL GORGE TRAILS

Great wildflowers and views of headwaters

of the American and Yuba rivers

abound. Trails include Lyle’s Lookout (3-

miles), Rowton Peak (5-mile), Point Mariah

(5-mile), Royal Gorge Rim Trail (13-mile).

truckeedonnerlandtrust.org

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CAMPING DAYS

Head for the Hills For an Unforgettable Time

CAMPING TIPS FROM NEVADA COUNTY locals will probably not include

hectic and overcrowded areas like Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. In our own

backyard, it’s possible to find the right campground for every taste,

from granite clad peaks to pristine remote lakes to lower-elevation cool,

forested sites in the “North of Interstate 80” areas. So try Nevada County if

you are NOT looking for well-known, over-crowded campgrounds and would

prefer something surprising, unforgettable and above all, relaxing.

Lakeside Campgrounds

A couple of perfect, lower-elevation

campgrounds for families are Scotts Flat

Lake (east of Nevada City) and Rollins

Lake (between Grass Valley and Colfax).

Both offer the fun of lake play and the

convenience of having stores available on

site, just in case anything was forgotten.

In the Bowman Lake area (off Hwy. 20,

east of Nevada City) you’ll find lake-adjacent

camping at the Rucker, Lindsey and

Faucherie Lake campgrounds, which are

relatively easy to get to but remain idyllic.

For great lakeside camping farther up the

mountain, consider Donner Memorial

State Park near Truckee, as Donner Lake

is beautiful! Another good tip on the

Truckee side of the county

is Sagehen Creek Campground, which

offers spectacular wildflower displays and

an abundance of hiking choices. Also in

the Truckee area, Boca Reservoir is a

good place for campers who enjoy boating

and great fishing- it’s on the Little

Truckee River just a short ways east of

town. Home to threatened and endangered

species, bird migration corridors,

recently opened Webber

Lake

Campground is a perfect base to explore

nearby Perazzo Meadows, Mt. Lola,

Independence Lake, The Pacific Crest

Trail, and Webber Falls.

Walk-In Tent Camping

The Bowman Lake area has lots to offer,

including the Blue Lake walk-in campground,

which is remote and pristine and

yet relatively easy to get to, with the

added bonus of nearby petroglyphs for

viewing. If you like to hike a bit, a real

treat is Island Lake, only about a onemile

hike in from Carr Lake, for high

Sierra conditions that are primitive but

well worth it. And there are many other

campsites and lakes in the area to be

explored along the Crooked Lakes Trail.

Mountain Vistas

There is eye-popping camping available

near the Grouse Ridge Fire Lookout and

there are several points of access to the

Grouse Ridge trails. The Eagle Lakes trailhead

works well and is reached from

Interstate 80 at the Eagle Lakes exit.

Proceed north past the Indian Springs

Campground to get to the Grouse Ridge

Campground. The scenery is fantastic,

but beware of sneaky, boot-chewing

marmots who know when you are

asleep!

Gold Rush

Cabin Camping

There are unique camping

cabins available at

Malakoff Diggins State

Historic Park, which is

located northeast of

Nevada City. The Miners’

Cabins usually can be

rented from the end of

May through Labor Day

weekend. Or you could

choose The Chute Hill

Campground at the

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park. Either way

you’d be spending the night in

historic North Bloomfield.

reservecalifornia.com

Glamping

If the pleasure of being one step from

civilization is enticing, luxury “glamping”

may be perfect for you, mixing the perks

of being practically in Nevada City with

the joys of sleeping out under lovely

Sierra skies. Reserve now for RV or tent

sites or “glamp” it in one of the tent

cabins. inntowncampground.com

Grass Valley RV

Camping

If you are looking for a great place for

“RV Camping” in your vehicle, the

Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass

Valley offers a great atmosphere and the

handiness of being right on the edge of

this beautiful and historic Gold Rush Era

town. Check for special events at the fairgrounds

for added fun.

Truckee RV Camping

Just steps away from the Truckee River,

Truckee River RV Park is a prime location

for access to an abundance of outdoor

activities, and just six miles from

Truckee’s unique shopping and dining.

Gall-Amping

If you want to camp with horses, there

are horse camps at Little Lasier Meadow

near Truckee and also the Skillman Horse

Camp, located on Highway 20 above

Nevada City. Either way, the layout is

just right for both you and your extralarge

friends.

No Reservations?

For you last minute campers, all is not

lost - check out the Bowman Lake area!

Other than the group campground areas,

the Bowman Road and Grouse Ridge

Area Campgrounds are all “no reservation”

facilities, so even if you didn’t make

plans in advance you can still roll in early

enough to grab a choice site.

Whatever your choice of accommodations,

we’re confident that Nevada

County camping will be just the experience

you’ve been hoping to find.

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RECREATION

SNOW DAYS

Hit the Slopes for Cool Fun

Royal Gorge

Snow Park

Permits

At Donner

Summit

Sno-Park you'll

find snow play,

plus access to

backcountry, along

with plowed parking

and restrooms.

Get inexpensive

permits online or

at vendors in

Truckee. They’re

good all over the

west! The SNO-

PARKS hot line is

(916) 324-1222.

GEORGE LAMSON

Downhill skiers will find their fill of exhilaration at Nevada County resorts. And from grueling, to

flat and mellow, there are miles of opportunities for snowshoers and cross country skiers.

Cross-Country/

Snowshoeing

One fine choice is Royal Gorge, the

largest cross-country ski area in the country!

Royal Gorge is comprised of an

extensive network of trails, giving access

to the inspiring challenge of 6,000 acres

of High Sierra wilderness. There are also

51.3 km of dedicated snowshoe trails for

some unparalleled snow hiking. Also visit

Tahoe Donner Cross Country, with 54

trails covering a beautiful 100 kilometers

for your aerobic workout pleasure in

addition to 11km of singletrack trail

especially designed for snowshoers of all

ages. Snowshoe and cross-country ski

trails at Donner Memorial State Park

begin at the parking lot by the museum.

Some trails are designated for crosscountry

skiing and others for snowshoeing.

Snowshoers may walk along the side

of ski trails. For a popular back country

cross country/snowshoeing experience,

the Castle Peak area provides panoramic

views. Sno-park permits are

required Nov 1 - May 30.

Alpine Skiing/

Snowboarding

For terrain parks and night skiing, pick

the secret powder paradise of Boreal,

which also caters to beginners. Bigelevation

lovers would do well to choose

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Sugar Bowl, which has three large mountains

and runs of every level. This historic

park rarely ices up and offers great panoramas

of Donner Lake. Another great

choice is Northstar Cross Country,

Telemark and Snowshoe Center, which

has 79 trails covering 2,480 acres of downhill

and a modern network of lifts. Why

not try the view from Mount Pluto? Soda

Springs is a favorite for families and

beginner-to-intermediate skiers and boarders.

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

has uncrowded slopes, wide-open bowls

and great beginner terrain. Donner Ski

Ranch is the granddaddy of them all,

since its first rope tow was built in 1937!

An average of 400 inches of snow, 6 chairlifts,

52 runs and 460 acres of terrain are a

few of the statistics you’ll need to help

you picture this budget-friendly mecca,

high atop Donner Summit.

Fat Tire Biking

Fat tire biking offers a unique option for

exploring Sierra snow. Fat tire bikes are

like a regular mountain bike, but with

chubby, knobby tires designed to travel

on snow and soft surfaces. Northstar,

Tahoe Donner and Royal Gorge allow

fat biking on designated trails and offer

bikes for rent (subject to conditions and

availability).

Tubing/Sledding/

Family Fun

For the snow-play days in your life, think

Nevada County for uncrowded venues,

reasonable prices and that sweet, sweet

High Sierra snow. For a blast for the

whole family, try Tube Town at Soda

Springs, Boreal’s Playland, the Donner

Ski Ranch Tubing Hill, Tubes-R-Us at

Kingvale Resort or Tahoe Donner

Snowplay. There’s fun right off Highway

80 at Nyack or Yuba Gap. Also Soda

Springs set aside their Planet Kids area

for ages 7 and under to keep the little

ones out of harm’s way.

There may be ski resorts more famous

than some of ours but with that much

notoriety, high prices and the crush of

the crowds follow. Our area features

every kind of snow fun you can imagine,

complete with a less hectic, more familyfriendly

atmosphere.

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CULTURAL DISTRICTS

County Known For Its Creativity

NEVADA COUNTY ARTS

COUNCIL serves as a

hub for information. It

also facilitates efforts

that promote and

sustain the visual,

literary and performing

arts of Nevada County

to advance the

cultural, social and

economic life of the

community.

nevadacountyarts.org

NEVADA COUNTY HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN for its

creative atmosphere which has now been recognized

by the California Arts Council. In 2017, the Council

selected 14 California Culture Districts, and chose

Grass Valley/Nevada City and Truckee as two of the districts.

One does not have to look far to encounter the county’s art community. A stroll through

the town centers reveal a number of art galleries, and musicians can be found performing

at street fairs and in wine tasting rooms. There are murals in Grass Valley, public art pieces

in Truckee and Art Walks in Nevada City.

This does not take into account that in western Nevada County there are more than 100

arts-related organizations producing some 1,000 events each year.

Truckee has attracted and grown a vibrant artistic community resulting in year-round

cultural events. Additionally there is the Arts Alliance, an advocate for arts and culture,

and the Public Art Commission.

Nevada County has a deep cultural tradition. By 1852, Nevada City, Grass Valley and

Rough and Ready had theatres attracting famous entertainers. In the late 1880s, Grass

Valley opened an opera house. The Nevada Theatre in Nevada City built in 1865 is still

going strong. Truckee hosted popular entertainers in a building

that dates back to 1870. It was also host to an opera company.

“...in western

Nevada County

there are more

than 100

arts-related

organizations

producing

some 1,000

events

each year.”

PHOTOS: MURAL, KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

EARTH RHYTHMS,

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

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PERFORMANCE VENUES /

MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS

The Center for the Arts

It brings a diverse array of programs to Western Nevada County

including dance, music, theatre, film and visual art. Also offered

are events and workshops for children and teens.

A multi-million dollar renovation of its 21,000 square foot facility

in downtown Grass Valley was completed in 2020. It is now a

state-of-the-art venue with a 492-seat main theatre, intimate performing

space and a large art gallery.

The Center’s Off-Site Series uses a venue that can accommodate

998 for performances by headliners like Wynton Marsalis, Clint

Black, Kris Kristofferson and many more. thecenterforthearts.org

St. Joseph’s Cultural Center

Dating back to 1866, this landmark is now used for

a variety of cultural activities. St. Joseph’s

includes the Grass Valley Museum, historic

rose garden, chapel and artists’ studios.

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

North Star House

A historic site and Cultural Arts

Center near Grass Valley, it is

used for indoor and outdoor

events which can include performances,

concerts and a speakers

series. thenorthstarhouse.org

Miners Foundry

Cultural Center

First used for a performing arts

venue in the 1970s, today the foundry

located in Nevada City hosts hundreds

of yearly events including craft fairs, a

variety of music events, the Readers Theater

and Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball.

minersfoundry.org

Nevada Theatre

People have been enjoying entertainment in this Nevada City

building for 150 years. Currently it is home to Nevada City Live,

productions by several theatre companies and a film series.

nevadatheatre.com

North Columbia School House

This historic Cultural Center is located in a rural setting on the

San Juan Ridge. It provides indoor and outdoor venues for

performances, art exhibits and is well-known for the Sierra

Storytelling Festival (See Page 83). northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

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Center for the Arts

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InConcert Sierra

Nevada County’s oldest arts organization,

it was founded in 1946

and was the first to present nationally

and internationally known

musicians to local audiences. Yearly

events include a Third Sunday

Season that presents six chamber

concerts, four programs presented by

the Sierra Master Chorale and InConcert

Orchestra, and several intimate house

concerts. inconcertsierra.org

Music in the Mountains

Its focus is on offering world-class performances. Highlight of the

year is SummerFest, a series of events that ends on July 3rd with

a popular outdoor concert. The festival includes performances

by the Music in the Mountain Orchestra, soloists from around the

country and the MIM Chorus. Events are also scheduled

throughout the year. musicinthemountains.org

“Never look at the trombones,

it only encourages them.”

- Richard Strauss

PHOTOS CLOCKWISE: CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SUBMITTED PHOTO/

INSET CIRCLE, INCONCERT SIERRA, SUBMITTED PHOTO

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We’re going virtual this year!

LAUNCHING JAN. 14, 2021

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Featuring environmental & adventure

films, workshops, art, and more.

Watch Films and Participate Online

at WildAndScenicFilmFestival.org


WORLDFEST, JOUSTERS AT CELTIC FESTIVAL, ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

California WorldFest

Dates, events and venue information subject to

change due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

Festivals

TRUCKEE CRAW THAW

MUSIC FESTIVAL: October 9-

11. New Orleans inspired street

festival, bands, Cajun food.

truckeecrawthaw.com

NORCAL FRINGE THEATER

FESTIVAL: 2021 TBA.

Theatrical magic, something

for everyone. Multiple venues,

shows and performances.

norcalfringe.org

SIERRA POETRY FESTIVAL:

2021 TBA. Attended by local,

national and international

poets and performers.

Readings, workshops, music.

sierrapoetryfestival.org

STRAWBERRY MUSIC

FESTIVAL: Memorial Day

Weekend 2021. Two stages,

workshops, activities.

Fairgrounds, McCourtney

Road, Grass Valley;

strawberrymusic.com

FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS

FESTIVAL: June 2021.

Bluegrass and gospel music.

California Bluegrass

Association. Fairgrounds,

McCourtney Road, Grass

Valley; fathersdayfestival.com

CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST:

July 15-18, 2021. Multiple

stages, music legends, workshops,

exhibits, Peoples

Celtic

Festival

Village, kid’s activities.

Fairgrounds, McCourtney Rd.,

Grass Valley; worldfest.net

SIERRA STORYTELLING

FESTIVAL: July 2021 TBA.

Nationally recognized tellers,

also a Story Slam, Evening

Gala, Children’s Concert.

North Columbia Schoolhouse

Cultural Center;

sierrastorytellingfestival.org

CELTIC FESTIVAL &

MARKETPLACE: September

2021. Multiple stages, international

performers, regional talent,

youth arts. Fairgrounds,

McCourtney Road, Grass

Valley; kvmrcelticfestival.org

Film Festivals

NEVADA CITY FILM

FESTIVAL: Online, August

28–September 4, 2020.

Features independent and

international films and

filmmakers.

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

WILD AND SCENIC FILM

FESTIVAL: January 14-18,

2021. One of the country’s premier

environmental film festivals,

also largest. Nevada City

& Grass Valley;

wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

Theatre

SIERRA STAGES: This community

theatre provides quality

performances for everyone.

The 2021 season will include

“Sweeney Todd, The Demon

Barber of Fleet Street” and

“Escaped Alone.”

sierrastages.org

LEGACY PRODUCTIONS: A

family owned and operated

theatre group dedicated to

providing an affordable and

meaningful theatre experience.

legacypresents.com

TRUCKEE COMMUNITY

THEATER: Up to five main

stage productions each season,

creates opportunities for

community participation in

quality plays and musicals.

truckeecommunitytheater.com

OFF BROAD STREET: Unique

theatre experience in Nevada

City. Intimate cabaret setting,

produces only comedies most

are musicals.

offbroadstreet.com

Things to

SEE, HEAR AND DO

CATS: The Community Asian

Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is

dedicated to promoting cultural

diversity through theatre,

workshops and events. In

January or February 2021 is the

Lunar New Year parade and

festival. In April and May “The

Joy Luck Club” based on the

book by Amy Tan will be performed.

catsweb.org

Music

CATS

“Be yourself; everyone else is

already taken.”― Oscar Wilde

DAVID WONG

NEVADA CITY LIVE: A concert

and gathering series showcasing

local and regional talent

presented by Paul Emery at the

Nevada Theatre and other

venues in Nevada City.

paulemerymusic.com

SIERRA THEATERS:

Metropolitan Opera broadcast

live from Lincoln Center presented

by the Del Oro Theatre

(Grass Valley) in partnership

with InConcert Sierra and

Music in the Mountains.

National Theatre Live, a project

of the National Theatre of

London can also be viewed

at the Del Oro Theatre.

sierratheaters.com

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Area Artists

ON DISPLAY

Art Galleries

Truckee

ABE BLAIR GALLERY

10098 Donner Pass Rd.

ART OBSESSIONS

10072 Donner Pass Rd.

ART TRUCKEE

10072 Donner Pass Rd.

ATELIER

10128 Donner Pass Rd.

BOLAN GALLERY

10396 Donner Pass Rd.

CARMEL GALLERY

9940 Donner Pass Rd.

GALLERY 5830

10060 Donner Pass Rd.

GLASFORMS

10065 Donner Pass Rd.

JOANNE’S GALLERY

10064 Donner Pass Rd.

LA GALLERIA

10112 Donner Pass Rd.

MOUNTAIN ARTS

COLLECTIVE

10065 Donner Pass Rd. #2

RIVERSIDE STUDIOS

10076 Donner Pass Rd.

THE BRANCH

10060 Donner Pass Rd.

VROOMAN

WOODCARVINGS &

WILDLIFE GALLERY

15171 Berkshire Circle

Grass Valley

ART WORKS GALLERY

113 Mill St.

ARTISTS’ STUDIO IN THE

FOOTHILLS (ASIF)

FOOTHILLS CERAMIC

MUSEUM

940 Idaho Maryland Rd.

THE GALLERY AT GRASS

VALLEY COURTYARD

SUITES

210 N. Auburn St.

THE GRANUCCI GALLERY

THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

314 W. Main St.

THE LOUVRE

124 E. Main St.

Nevada City

BROAD STREET BISTRO

& GALLERY

426 Broad St.

ELIXART

408 Broad St. #8

NEVADA CITY PICTURE

FRAMING & ART GALLERY

571 Searls Ave.

NEVADA CITY WINERY

321 Spring St.

OSBORN/WOODS GALLERY

Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St.

SPIRIT IMPORT GALLERY

320 Broad St.

THE CHAMBERS PROJECT

103 Argall Way

DOUGLAS HOOPER

Neighborhood Center

of the Arts

‘Seaweed’ by Andre Desjardins

Art Shows

Dates, events and venue information subject to change due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

OPEN STUDIOS: Annual self-guided Art Tour presented by The

Center for the Arts October 10 & 11, October 17 & 18. Opening

reception October 8 at The Center, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

Also place to pick up the tour brochure.

thecenterforthearts.org/event/open-studios/

KODO ARTS JAPANESE ANTIQUES AND ART: Appointments

available. Generally open to the public two times a year – Fall

and Spring, TBA. Furniture, textiles, art, garden and home décor.

571 Searls Ave., Nevada City. kodo-arts.com

BANNER MOUNTAIN ARTISANS: Seventeenth annual Holiday

Sale featuring juried artists. November 21, 10:00 am–5:00 pm and

November 22, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Nevada City Elks Lodge, 581

Hwy. 49, Nevada City. bannermountainartisans.com

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER OF THE ARTS: Work by artists with

disabilities and abilities. Gallery is open to the public with over

14 shows each year. Check the website for gallery hours and

events. 212 Litton Drive #21, Grass Valley. ncagrassvalley.org

“Art evokes the mystery without

which the world would not exist.”

– René Magritte

DAVID WONG

Art Works Gallery

LAUREN LOMBARD

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Top Spots

FOR LIVE MUSIC

Because of Covid-19, music at local venues may be on hold. Please check

websites or phone for current information.

Nevada City

THE BRICK

235 Commercial St

(530) 265-4000.

Local and national acts

thebrickvenue.com

CRAZY HORSE SALOON

230 Commercial St.

(530) 265-4000

Local and national acts

crazyhorsenc.com

FRIAR TUCKS

111 N. Pine St.

(530) 265-9093

Local Acts, Acoustic, Classic

Rock Music every night. 7

nights a week for 45 years.

friartucks.com/live-music

GOLDEN ERA LOUNGE

309 Broad St.

(530) 264-7048.

Local Acts, Jazz, Blues See

the website for dates/times.

goldeneralounge.com

Grass Valley

1849 BREWING CO

468 Sutton Way

(530) 477-1849.

Various Genres

1849brewingco.com

DEW DROP INN

19729 Cerrito Rd.

(530) 268-1065

Various Genres, Karaoke

facebook.com/dewdropinn49

GRASS VALLEY

BREWING CO.

141 E Main St.

(530) 271-2739.

Various Genres

gvbrew.com/events

THIRSTY BARREL

TAPHOUSE & GRILLE

116 Neal St.

(530) 802-5488

Blues, Folk, Country Rock,

Acoustic, Singer/Songwriters

thirstybarrel.com

WILD EYE PUB

535 Mill St.

(530) 446-6668

Blues, Folk, Acoustic

wildeyepub.com

Truckee

ALIBI ALEWORKS

10069 Bridge St.

(530) 536.5029. Solo artists to

high energy bands

alibialeworks.com

BAR OF AMERICA

10040 Commercial Row

(530) 587-3110. Acoustic, DJ's,

Rock, Country, Blues, Classic

Rock, Folk

barofamerica.com/music

COTTONWOOD

RESTAURANT

10142 Rue Hilltop Rd.

(530) 587-5711.

Folk, Acoustic

Thursday/Friday evenings. .

cottonwoodrestaurant.com

MOODY’S BISTRO &

LOUNGE

10007 Bridge St.

(530) 587-8688.

Indie Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz

moodysbistro.com

PASTIME CLUB

10096 Donner Pass Rd.

Open Mic

(530) 582-9219.

facebook.com/

PastimeClubTruckee

20/21

SEASON

ON SALE NOW

Los Lobos

Rosanne Cash

Martha Redbone

Roots Project

David Sedaris

Tower of Power

Del McCoury Band

AND MORE!

GET TICKETS TODAY

GRANUCCI

GALLERY

EXHIBITS

7/31 - 8/22

Erin Noel

8/28 - 9/19

CHIRP’S Visibility

Through Art ~

Invisible No More

Collection

9/25 - 10/31

Open Studios

Exhibition

11/6/20 - 1/2/21

Denise Wey,

A Retrospective

Nevada County’s Premier Performing & Visual Arts Destination

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Private Snugs Available

2019

BEST LUNCH

BEST SEAFOOD

BEST ITALIAN

BEST BLOODY MARY

RUNNER-UP FOR:

OVERALL RESTAURANT

BAR

NIGHTSPOT

QUALITY/VALUE

CASUAL DINING

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Jim Beckett Sugerpine Studios

Jason Scallin

Alan Tangren-Chef’s Table

FOR YEARS NEVADA

County has offered

locals and visitors

an impressive array of

places to get everything

from a multi-course

dinner to coffee and a

nosh. Recently

younger chefs have

embraced the trend

toward farm to table

with an emphasis on

local and organic. They

are also exploring creative

ways to use traditional

ingredients and putting a

new spin on the basics.

The diversity found should satisfy

everyone. You will discover East Indian,

Pacific Rim, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean,

Seasonal California, Continental, Cajun,

good old American “home cooking,” traditional

Mexican, South American and

Middle Eastern.

Many area restaurants are located in

interesting places with a number in historic

buildings. Quite a few feature patios

Corvus Bakery

OLD SCHOOL FAVES

And Innovative New Options

ROOST

KITCHEN

and decks–some with views.

You can eat a gourmet

dinner, have a casual

meal at a brewery,

watch as your steak

is being grilled at a

roadhouse, enjoy

bar food at a local

favorite, hangout

at an old-time

drive-in, sample

southern cuisine

on a cherry tree

covered patio or

enjoy ribsprepared on

a slow-cook smoker.

Check out bakeries and delis

for some tasty options. Need a lift?

How about coffee roasted in-house or

organically grown at one of the local

cafes, some offer house made baked

goods or pastries from local bakeries.

For more information and ideas, browse

through the Dining Guide starting on

Page 90 where you will find everything

from places to celebrate an event or

grab a quick bite.

Tofanelli’s

DON’T MISS OUT!

Soup Night

CHEF’S TABLE WITH ALAN TANGREN

Check the website for dates and times. Prix

Fixe multi-course dinner with wine

pairings prepared by Chef Alan

Tangren. He comes from a successful

22-year career at Chez Panisse, the

renowned Berkeley restaurant.

Location: Tess’ Kitchen Store, 115 Mill

St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-6997;

tesskitchenstore.com.

SOUP NIGHT

Spring 2021, TBA. Enjoy hearty soup

using locally grown ingredients served

with bread. Music, dancing, children’s

activities. Sponsored by Sierra

Harvest. See website for more

food related events.

sierraharvest.org/calendar

CIOPPINO & PASTA FEED

March 6, 2021. A fundraiser for the

Nevada County Fairgrounds

Foundation. The Foothill Lions Club

prepares the food using a 110-yearold

recipe for the cioppino. Silent

dessert auction, live auction. Held at

the Fairgrounds.

nevadacountyfair.com/foundation

STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS

July 17, 2021. A popular outdoor event,

everyone wears white. Hors d’oeuvres,

dinner, wine, famous dessert tent. Live

band for dancing, also a chance to

view stars with local astronomers

through their telescopes. Empire Mine

State Historic Park, Grass Valley.

Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada

Memorial Hospital Foundation, (530)

477-9700; supportsierranevada.org.

AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

2021 TBD. Held in North Lake Tahoe at

Northstar. Begins with an opening

night dinner and cocktail party.

Includes pop-up seminars, tastings

and a wine & brew walk. Concludes

with a Sunday grand tasting event.

tahoefoodandwine.com

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Mocha Freeze Caroline’s Coffee

BACKPORCH MARKET

135 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley

CAROLINE’S COFFEE ROASTERS

128 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley

A Delectable Adventure

SEEKING OUT PLACES to purchase interesting food can be delicious and fun. For

example, visit BackPorch Market in Grass Valley. This is a mom and pop specialty

food shop that carries artisan meats and cheeses, wines, pantry items and

prepared entrees. Picnic boxes are also available. backporchmarket.com Nearby is

Caroline’s, an “old school” coffee roaster. A family business, they roast five days a week

and carry a large assortment of coffees from around the world. Also check

out their in-house café. A street away is The Olive Groove where you

get to taste before you buy. Discover fused/infused olive oils, specialty

oils and aged balsamic vinegars; ask for paring suggestions.

Also available are gourmet sea salts, loose teas and more.

Across the way is Lazy Dog Chocolateria & Ice Cream Parlor,

a whimsical spot. Featured are homemade ice cream products,

including ice cream bars popular with locals. They also have an

extensive collection of candy.

For an adult experience, head to the Cirino’s at Main Street

bar. Try a Bloody Mary, then purchase a bottle of Jerry Cirino’s

legendary Bloody Mary Mix. His recipe has been a Nevada

County tradition for over 35 years.

Then it’s over to Nevada City for more discoveries. Treats has a loyal following

for their house-made, organic ice cream and sorbet. Be sure to try the seasonal

flavors. Local sources are used for flavors such as rhubarb, basil, raspberry and even

stout beer. Virtually across the street is Dedrick’s Cheese, a cut and wrap cheese shop

owned by an expert. For those with a sweet tooth, Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe

carries handmade chocolates, novelty candies and frozen treats. A favorite confection is

Nevada City Gold which literally melts in your mouth. Tucked into the New York Hotel is

the Truffle Shop. For 30 years, the shop has offered a tempting variety of locally made,

unique truffles. Also, check out their gourmet chocolate desserts.

A unique addition to the local scene is The Ham Stand, a salumeria or shop that sells,

and in this case also produces, a variety of cured meats, as well as BBQ products and

specialty cuts. It is located on Zion Street in Nevada City between Ridge Road and

Argall Way.

Nevada County has a number of farms where you can buy from growers. Drive out to

Bierwagen’s Donner Fruit Trail in Chicago Park for the famous homemade pie at their

Happy Apple Kitchen, then shop at the farm market. Or connect with a farm that offers

weekly boxes (CSAs), for example Mountain Bounty Farm. They deliver fresh picked,

organic vegetables to convenient pickup locations. mountainbountyfarm.com

Olive Groove

Cirino’s at Main Street

CIRINO’S AT MAIN STREET

213 W. Main St., Grass Valley

DEDRICK’S CHEESE

209 Commercial St, Nevada City

HAPPY APPLE KITCHEN

Hwy. 174, Chicago Park

LAZY DOG CHOCOLATERIA

111 Mill St., Grass Valley

NEVADA CITY CHOCOLATE SHOPPE

236 Broad St., Nevada City

MOUNTAIN BOUNTY FARM

(530) 292-3776

THE HAM STAND

821 Zion St., Nevada City

THE OLIVE GROOVE

126 Mill St., Grass Valley

THE TRUFFLE SHOP

408 Broad St., Nevada City

TREATS

210 Main St., Nevada City

DON’T PASS IT UP

(a pasty that is...)

Beginning in the 1850s, miners from

Cornwall, England came to Nevada

County to work the hardrock gold

mines. One of the most popular traditions

they brought with them proved

to be the “oggie” or Cornish pasty.

The pasty (pronounced pass-tee) is a

filled pastry crust made into a special

type of meat pie. Recipes varied, but

most were made with beef, along with

combinations of potatoes, onions

and/or turnips and spices. Cornish

miners carried their noonday meal

into the mine in buckets that had

three compartments. Typically there

was tea in the bottom, a pasty in the

middle and a saffron bun on the top.

Pasties are still made and enjoyed

locally, with both traditional recipes

and innovative combinations of ingredients.

They are perfect for a picnic,

so don’t pass one up!

MARSHALL’S PASTIES

203 Mill St., Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY PASTY CO.

100 S. Auburn, Grass Valley

ROOST

141 E. Main St., Grass Valley

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Market • Deli • Coffee • Beer • Wine

HOT FRESH FAST

By the Slice or Whole Pie • Non-GMO Flour, Sauce, Cheese

Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available • Cheese Manicotti

OPEN

7 DAYS

6 AM–

7 PM

115 S Pine St • Nevada City • 530-470-0166

Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill

Fresh Food - Fresh Beer - Fresh People

•18 Rotating Taps Handles from Local to International, Plus

a Sour and Barrel Aged Bottle Selection

• Wagyu Beef Hand Ground Hamburgers, and Steak Sandwiches,

Plus All Natural Pork, Chicken, and Uncured

Bacon Served on Hot Local Breads

• NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA Complete

Sport Packages Shown On Our 4 TV's

123 Argall Way, Nevada City • 530-265-6999

A Family Pub • Menu at www.jernigansgrill.com

228 Commercial St., Nevada City

(530) 470-6100

www.thepizzajointnc.com • Open 7 days a week

Join us for a Friar Tuck’s evening!

An Institution Since 1973

• Steak, Seafood and Fondue Dinners

• Award Winning Wine List

• Specialty and Seasonal Cocktails

• Live Music 7 nights a week

111 N. Pine St., Nevada City

www.friartucks.com

530-265-9093

Photo by heartfulSoul

Your Community Market Since 1959

Full Service Grocery | Extensive Selection of Natural, Organic & Gluten Free Foods

Bill Pay Services | Money Orders | Lottery Sales | Fishing Licenses (Nevada City)

www.spdmarket.com

Fresh & Local

Produce Year Round

Full Service Deli &

Catering Department

Full US

Postal Station

Award Winning

Local Wines

Seafood & Meats

Delivered Fresh Daily

7 am–9 pm 7 days a week | 735 Zion Street, Nevada City | 530.265.4596 | 129 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley | 530.272.5000

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Hungry?

You’ve Come to the Right Place

GRASS VALLEY

NEVADA CITY

American

BISTRO 221

221 Broad St., Nevada City. (530) 265-0221.

American traditional comfort food including

fried chicken, ribeye steaks, pork specials,

mac n’ cheese, meatloaf, market fish and flavorful

salad options to name a few. High

definition big screen TV available. Local

wines. Check out the menu on Facebook.

bistro221nevadacity.com

CIRINO'S AT MAIN STREET

213-215 W. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 477-

6000. Established 1983, a local favorite!

“The Famous Cirino Bloody Mary,” a 37 year

tradition. Mediterranean cuisine: tapas,

seafood, pastas, risotto, steaks, salads,

soups, sandwiches and burgers. Awarded

“Best of Restaurant” in many categories.

Full menu to go, extensive wine/beer selection,

full bar. Hosts: Jerry & Tucker Cirino.

cirinosatmainstreet.com

FRIAR TUCK’S:

111 N. Pine St., Nevada City. (530) 265-9093.

Extensive steak menu, prime rib, fresh

seafood, fondue and much more. Award of

Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine

for over 16 years. Specialty cocktails. A local

favorite with live music nightly.

friartucks.com

PAULETTE’S COUNTRY KITCHEN

875 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 273-4008.

Homestyle cooking including pancakes, waffles,

omelets, sandwiches, salads, soup. Now

serving gluten free options. Made from

scratch desserts. Beer & wine, takeout available.

paulettescountrykitchen.com

SHIRLEY’S GRILL AT PROSPERITY

LANES

420 Henderson St., Grass Valley. (530) 274-

6484. Breakfast burritos and sandwiches,

burgers, hot/cold sandwiches, hot dogs,

soup, taco salads, homemade potato salad.

prosperitylanes.com/Bar-n-Grill.cfm

THE WILLO STEAKHOUSE

& SALOON

Hwy 49 at Newtown Rd., Nevada City. (530)

265-9902. Celebrating 51 years. Voted Best

Steakhouse year after year and Favorite

Roadhouse Sacramento Magazine.

Featuring choice aged hand cut N.Y. steaks

grilled while you watch. Ribeye specials.

Also featuring ribs, chicken and chops.

thewillo.com

Asian

BISTRO 221

ROYAL DRAGON II

101 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley. (530)

272-2868. Delicious dining and takeout

cooked in a style that is a modern interpretation

of classic Chinese dishes using high

quality fresh ingredients. Outstanding cuisine,

excellent service and friendly staff.

royaldragon2.com

SOPA THAI

312-316 Commercial St.,

Nevada City. (530) 470-

0101. 720 Plumas St.,

Yuba City, CA (530)

790-7672. Homemade

Thai cuisine in a casual

atmosphere with a

little bit of tradition, and

an ounce of modern

JAVA DREAM

cooking inspired by different

regions. Call for

current hours.

facebook.com/SopaThaiCuisineNevadaCity

Bakeries, Coffee, Delis

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS

Celebrating 38 years as a family-owned

business. Located at 128 S. Auburn St.,

Grass Valley. (530) 273-6424. Open 7 days a

week, with a full espresso bar, pastries, and

a grab and go breakfast/lunch menu. Coffee

roasted on the premises, and brewed fresh

for you. Find us at CarolinesCoffee.com, or

on Instagram/Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter.

CORVUS BAKERY

154 Mill Street, Grass Valley. (530) 802-5102.

The only Gluten Free bakery in Nevada

County, dedicated to offering a creative

twist on classic bakery favorites, in a facility

that is 100% Gluten-Free, using organic and

fresh ingredients as much as possible.

During the summer months, you'll find the

pastries, pies, and cakes, full of fresh local

ingredients.

Menu available at: corvusbakery.com

FLOUR GARDEN BAKERY

999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 272-2043.

109 Neal St., Grass Valley (530) 477-CAKE.

Handmade from scratch using many organic

ingredients: locally grown flour, fruits/produce.

Breads, bagels, muffins, Danish,

croissants, soups, salads, cakes,

pies/tarts, cookies and treats.

Gluten free choices. Organic juice

bar. Espresso bar, coffee drip

bar/coffee service to go. Free

WiFi. FlourGarden.com

JAVA DREAM

11434 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn

Valley CA. (530) 615-4900. Locally

sourced coffee and gelato. “Come for the

coffee leave with an experience. Use the

”joe coffee app” for mobile ordering. When

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Mon–Wed 4 to 9

Thurs–Sun 12 to 9

Lunch & Dinner

Catering Options

South American Inspired Cuisine

DIEGOSRESTAURANT.COM

217 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, California • 530.477.1460

Bill’s Chuckwagon

The Ultimate Catered BBQ

Tom Stanley • (530) 273-4519 • Billschuckwagon.com

Organic Juice

Bar. Breakfast Shakes. Smoothies.

Fair Trade organic Espresso &

Coffees. Gluten Free Options.

Artisan Breads. Bagels. Danish.

Croissants. Scones. Muffins. Cookies.

Cakes. Pies. Tarts. Sandwiches. Salads.

Everything made from scratch using

the finest natural, organic

local ingredients. FREE WIFI.

Marshall’s

Pasties

Celebrating 52 Years

203 Mill Street, Historic Downtown Grass Valley • 530-272-2844

2017

2018

2019

999 Sutton Way

Grass Valley

530-272-2043

340C Elm Avenue

Auburn

530-888-1011

www.FlourGarden.com

Mon-Sat 6am-6pm • Sunday 6am-5pm

We prepare our food with care,

using natural, local & organic

ingredients whenever possible

109 Neal Street

Grass Valley

530-477-2253

A Family

Restaurant

Serving Breakfast

and Lunch

Specialty Sandwiches

Burgers, Gyros & Falafels

Craft Beers On Tap

Patio Dining, Take Out Orders

101 W. McKnight Way St. D

to the left of Kmart in Grass Valley

530-273-6066

Open Tuesday – Saturday

Homemade Soups & Desserts

Early Bird Specials 6-9am

Daily Lunch Specials & A Gluten Free Menu

Open Monday-Friday 6am - 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am - 3pm

875 Sutton Way • Grass Valley (Safeway Shopping Center) • 273-4008

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(Java Dream Continued)

your order is ready you will get a

message on the app. Pop in and

grab your order to go. No waiting

in line or out in the hot sun.

Veteran owned and operated.

Free WiFi. javadreampv.com

THREE FORKS BAKERY &

BREWING COMPANY

211 Commercial St., Nevada City. (530) 470-

8333. Fresh seasonally-inspired menu

sourced from local organic producers.

Wood-fired pizza, craft beer brewed onsite,

regional wines, hard cider, artisan breads,

pastry/desserts, soup, salad, sandwiches,

fresh drinks, loose leaf tea, espresso and

coffee. threeforksnc.com

Delis

BRIARPATCH FOOD

CO-OP

290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley. Fresh,

local, organic grocery, deli made to order

breakfast, hot food bar breakfast, hot food

bar lunch and dinner. Bakery, juice bar, and

salad bar. Espresso. Everything house-made.

Vegan, gluten-free, and macrobiotic choices.

(530) 272-5333. briarpatch.coop

SPD DELI

735 Zion St., Nevada City. (530) 265-4596.

129 McKnight Way, Grass Valley. (530) 272-

5000. Two convenient locations with a full

deli featuring daily hot entrees and cold

items, imported cheeses and meats, daily

lunch specials and sandwiches made to

order. spdmarket.com

Eclectic

AFTERNOON DELI

101 McKnight Way,

(left of Kmart) Grass

Valley. (530) 273-

6066. premium, fresh,

good food!Specialty

sandwiches, burgers,

AFTERNOON DELI gyros, falafels, soups & salads

prepared using using natural,

local and organic ingredients whenever

possible. Great vegan choices. Friendly service.

Beer & Wine. Craft beer on tap. Plenty

of parking.

afternoondeli.com

“CHEF’S TABLE”

AT TESS’ KITCHEN STORE

115 Mill St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-6997. Inhouse

chef Alan Tangren (22 years

at world renowned Chez

Panisse) prepares themed

dinners using the freshest

local ingredients. Dinners

are prepared while he

explains his techniques

and experiences working

with top chefs from

around the world.

Reservations available

through website.

tesskitchenandculinary.com

FUDENJÜCE

815 Zion St., Nevada City. (530) 265-5282.

Delicious, fresh food that's good for you.

Hand-squeezed made-to-order juices, exotic

wrap & main entree creations, unique fullmeal

salads, rice bowls, sandwiches, homemade

soups, all-natural fruit smoothies, fairtrade

organic coffee & teas. Many organic &

IKE’S QUARTER CAFÉ

vegan options! Eat-in, walk-up, phone

orders, take-out. fudenjuce.com

HEARTWOOD EATERY

237 Commercial St., Nevada (530) 470-6161.

Big bowls of local, organic, seasonal, fresh

foods put together the way you want. Sip

killer coffee drinks and teas and eat healthy

in a family friendly historic atmosphere.

Serving Fox Hound Espresso and Niuka

teas. Oldtown Nevada City. For current

hours, visit our website:

HeartwoodEatery.com

IKE’S QUARTER CAFÉ

401 Commercial St., Nevada City. (530) 265-

6138. Delicious breakfast and lunch from

scratch. Fresh local organic meats, vegetables,

and ingredients. Cajun specialties,

burgers, house-made desserts, vegetarian,

vegan & wheat free options.

Beer/Wine. Patio.

ikesquartercafe.com

NEVADA CITY CLASSIC

CAFÉ

216 Broad St., Nevada City.

(530) 265-9440. Small, friendly

place serving French savory

and dessert crepes, classic

American breakfast/lunch.

Espresso, latte, beer, cider, wine.

Organic, local, gluten and dairy free

options. Genevieve’s crepes, tapas & wine,

Fridays 6-9:30 pm. ncclassiccafe.com

TOFANELLI’S GOLD COUNTRY BISTRO

302 W. Main St., Downtown Grass Valley.

(530) 272-1468. Long-time favorite Grass

Valley bistro. 101 omelets, eggs benedicts

Tofanelli’s Continued page 94)

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Traditional Thai dishes featuring chicken,

pork, beef, ef

seafood, tofu, vegan & gluten-free

Reservations Highly

Recommended

Genevieve's Crepes, Tapas, & Wine, Fridays 6-9:30

Gluten Free

& Dairy Free Options

Organic & Local Choices

Breakfast All Day/Lunch

Beer & Wine

Patio Available

Open 8:30-2:30 pm

Closed Wednesdays

Charming Bistro Style Diner Serving American and French Cuisine

216 Broad St • Nevada City • (530) 265-9440 • www.ncclassiccafe.com

STEAKS

RIBS

FISH

A Nevada County Institution

Lunch 11:30

Dinner 5:00

Closed Wednesday’s

Private Dining Room Available.

CELEBRATING 51 GREAT YEARS

Voted Best Steak Year After Year

Open 7 days a week 5 pm - 9 pm • Reservations Recommended

Hwy 49 & Newtown Road, Nevada City • 530-265-9902 • www.thewillo.com

221 BROAD ST., NEVADA CITY

(530) 265-0221

bistro221nevadacity.com

We Look Forward to Making Your Dining Experience Enjoyable!

Keepin’ it Creole since 2001

NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA

Dedicated to Organic,

Made From Scratch,

Locally Grown Cuisine

Breakfast & Lunch

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

265-6138

ikesquartercafe.com

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(Tofanelli’s Continued)

and much more. Lunches: sandwiches, salads

and burgers. Dinners: seafood, steaks,

pasta, salads and daily specials. Full bar,

atrium dining and summer patio specials.

Vegetarian/vegan dishes available. Winner

"Best Patio Dining" 13 years! Tofanellis.com

Gastropubs, Breweries

1849 BREWING CO:

468 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 477-1849.

Something for every taste, including vegetarian

and gluten free items. From cauliflower

wings to fresh hand tossed pizza

cooked in an outdoor wood fired pizza

oven. Offering high quality American ales

and modern and traditional style beers.

1849brewingco.com

THREE FORKS BAKERY &

BREWING COMPANY

211 Commercial St., Nevada City.

(530) 470-8333. (SEE PAGE 92)

ROOST KITCHEN/GRASS

VALLEY BREWING CO.

141 E Main St, Grass Valley. (530) 446-6807.

“Hand Made American Pub

Fare.” Buttermilk fried

chicken, burgers,

pasties, salads,

charcuterie plates

and more. Meats

and vegetables

locally sourced.

roostgv.com

JERNIGAN'S

TAP HOUSE &

GRILL

123 Argall Way,

Nevada City. (530) 265-

6999. Fresh craft beer, sports

and crative, handmade pub food for the

whole family. 52"

TV, rotating tap beers and bottles from local

and regional breweries. Burgers, vegetarian

entrees and daily specials. Niman Ranch

natural, hormone free beef. Low-key,

relaxed environment.jernigansgrill.com

THIRSTY BARREL TAP

HOUSE & GRILLE

116 Neal St., Grass Valley. (530) 802-5488.

Nevada County's largest selection of craft

beers on tap. Fun, casual modern pub

style fare with a farm-to-table twist.

Great burgers, tacos, salads and

apps. Large dog friendly patio

available. Known for their "best

ever" brussel sprouts.

thirstybarrel.com

THIRSTY BARREL

Ice Cream, Candy

NEVADA CITY

CHOCOLATE SHOP

236 Broad St., Nevada City. (530) 265-

3448. Home of the renowned handcrafted

confection, “Nevada City Gold.” Chocolates

are created in small batches. You will also

find old fashioned candies and homemade

goodies, novelty candies, premium ice

cream, drumsticks, milkshakes, frozen

bananas. Order online at

NevadaCityChocolateShoppe.com

ROYAL DRAGON II

Delicious Dining

and Takeout

ORDER

ONLINE!

YOUR LOCAL ROASTER

est. 1982

C AROLINESCOFFEE.COM

tel: 530 273 6424 . 800 600 6424

128 south auburn street, grass valley, ca 95945

(530) 272-2868

royaldragon2.com

101 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA

The Area’s Only

Specialty Food &

Wine Market

Artisan Cheeses | Charcuterie | Fresh Made Pasta

Chocolates | Desserts

Platters | Quick Take-Home Fresh Cooked Meals

Gifts for Cooks

www.backporchmarket.com

Easy Parking

THE BEST TACOS & BURRITOS IN GRASS VALLEY

Breakfast All Day • Menudo Sat–Sun • Catering Available

574 Sutton Way, Grass Valley (530) 802-5529

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Italian

Pasties

South American

A

RISTORANTE ALLORO

124 Bank St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-3555.

The best Italian food in the county.

Homemade and fresh! Housemade pasta,

gluten free and vegetarian options, chicken,

seafood and steak. Large selection of wine

and beer, Italian and local. Private parties,

takeout and trays to go. Call to reserve a

table–patio available. Private room.

allororistorantegrassvalley.com

MARSHALL’S PASTIES

203 Mill St., Grass Valley. (530) 272-2844. The

national dish of Cornwall–truly Cornish

pasties, handmade without preservatives,

just like the miners used to eat. Eat in or

takeout. Right in downtown Grass Valley.

Pizza

DIEGO’S

217 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley. (530) 477-

1460. Fresh, Eclectic, Fun! Friendly, neighborhood

cafe flavors of Central/South

America. Everything made from scratch with

quality ingredients: natural, free-range &

grass-fed proteins, wild-caught fish, local,

organic ingredients whenever possible.

diegosrestaurant.com

W

Mexican

EL FAVORITO

574 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 802-5529.

Authentic Mexican restaurant serving tacos,

burritos, tortas, quesadillas, nachos and

offering a bountiful salsa bar with sauces

from mild to habañero, a cucumber salad,

spicy onion relish and much more.

EL

MILAGRO

60 South

Auburn St.,

Suite A

Grass

Valley. (530)

802-5229.

Fresh and

flavorful

popular

Mexican

dishes

EL MILAGRO

including

Burritos, Tostadas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Chile

Rellenos, Sopes, Tamales, Pambazos,

Chalupas and much more! Organic choices.

elmilagromenu.com

MINER MOE'S PIZZA

102 Argall Way, Nevada City. (530) 265-0284.

Pizza (also gluten free), calzones, ovenbaked

sandwiches, extensive salad bar. Pizza

by the slice (Call for times). Delivery available.

minermoespizza.com See coupon

page 145.

THE PIZZA JOINT

228 Commercial Street, Nevada City. (530)

470-6100. New York style pizza by the slice

or whole pies available. Also creating

regional pizza styles like Detroit, Sicilian,

New York. Gluten-free pizza and vegan-style

also offered. Beer, wine, sandwiches, salads

and desserts. thepizzajointnc.com

PIZZA JOINT

Subs/Sandwiches

HARMONY RIDGE MARKET

18848 Hwy 20, Nevada City. (530) 265-0555.

A convenient stop for supplies before taking

off for a hike/bike/trail ride on the nearby

trails. Fresh sandwiches made all day,

cheeseburgers, double chocolate brownies

and other home made baked goods. Deli

meats and cheese. Espresso.

harmonyridgemarket.com

PORT OF SUBS

2 Locations: 407 Hollow Way, Nevada City.

(530) 478-1788. 873 Sutton Way, Grass Valley.

(530) 477-2660. Great hot & cold subs, salads,

desserts. Choose from two or six foot

party sandwiches. Also featuring a wide

selection of deli trays. ORDER ONLINE @

portofsubs.com. See coupon page 145.

SUBWAY

Many varieties of classic subs, hot and toasted

on fresh baked bread, salads, wraps and

kids meals. 2096 Nevada City Hwy., GV. (530)

273-8547; 716-B Freeman Lane, GV. (530)

273-7789; 2310 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn.

(530) 823-1933. subway.com

WELCOME TO

THE OLIVE GROOVE!

• A wide variety of

TOP Quality Extra

Virgin Olive Oils

• Fused and

Infused Olive Oils

• Balsamic

Vinegars

• Specialty Oils

and Vinegars

• Loose Leaf Teas

• Gourmet Spices

and Salts

• Gourmet

Artisanal Pastas

• Infused Maple

Syrups

• After Hours Group

Tasting Parties

Prepare to experience the

freshest, Extra Virgin Olive

Oils and Aged Balsamic

Vinegars on tap!

126 Mill Street

Downtown Grass Valley

(530) 273-8336

www.groovetotheolive.com

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Speciaty Markets

BACKPORCH MARKET

135 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. (530)271-7111.

Specialty Food/Wine Market. Homemade

frozen entrees, sides, soup and fresh pasta

cooked daily from scratch using quality

ingredients and fresh herbs. Artisan

cheeses, charcuterie, imported raviolis,

croissants, fine chocolates and selected

wines. Variety of platters for entertaining.

Parking. backporchmarket.com

AUBURN/ NEWCASTLE

FLOUR GARDEN BAKERY

340C Elm Ave., Auburn. (530) 888-1011.

Handmade from scratch daily using many

organic ingredients: locally grown flour,

fruits/produce. Breads, bagels, muffins,

Danish pastries, croissants, soups, salads,

cakes, pies/tarts, cookies and treats. Gluten

free choices. Organic juice bar. Espresso bar,

coffee drip bar and coffee service to go.

Free WiFi. Mon–Sat 6 am–6 pm, Sun 6 am–5

pm. FlourGarden.com

COSMIC ROOTS MARKET

115 S. Pine Street Nevada City. (530) 913-

540. Grocery, coffee, deli, beer, wine. Great

coffee, creative sandwiches including breakfast

sandwiches, treats from Buho Bakery,

family to-go meals, salads, lunch items.

Featuring products from

local vendors: produce,

meat,

breads, honey,

flowers.

THE OLIVE

GROOVE:

126 Mill St.,

Grass Valley.

(530) 273-8336.

Top quality olive oils

including extra virgin COSMIC ROOTS MARKET

olive oils, fused and

infused olive oils, specialty oils and vinegars

and aged balsamic vinegars from around

the world on tap. Also olive oil body care,

loose leaf teas, artisan pastas and spices,

gourmet sea salts and specialty gifts.

groovetotheolive.com

Catering

FLOUR GARDEN BAKERY

BILL’S CHUCKWAGON

(530) 913-4519. Offering a wide variety of

BBQ items with all the fixins’ served from

our 20 foot mobile BBQ. Extensive menus

designed to suit any occasion. Using

the freshest foods and hand selecting

only the best cuts of meats, cooked

to perfection, hot off the grill. Full

staff for serving. billschuckwagon.com

EMILY’S CATERING:

(530) 271-2253. Nevada County's

premier catering company, handling events

of any size including anniversaries, weddings,

and corporate events. Serving

Nevada County for eleven years using the

best local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

All items are always made fresh from

scratch! For more info you can follow on

Facebook or go to the website at:

emilyscateringandcakes.wordpress.com

NEWCASTLE PRODUCE

9230 Cypress St., Newcastle. (916) 663-2016.

Locally grown, farm fresh produce, specialty

foods, gourmet meals to go. Voted in the

Top 5 Gourmet Grocery Stores for four

years! Hearty soups, sandwiches, casseroles,

salads, quiche and wraps, homemade

desserts, cookies and scones. Mon–Fri 7:30

am–6 pm, Sat 8 am–5 pm, Sun 10 am–5 pm.

newcastleproduce.com

NEWCASTLE PRODUCE

WELCOME TO

THE OLIVE GROOVE!

• A wide variety of

TOP Quality Extra

Virgin Olive Oils

• Fused and

Infused Olive Oils

• Balsamic

Vinegars

• Specialty Oils

and Vinegars

• Loose Leaf Teas

• Gourmet Spices

and Salts

• Gourmet

Artisanal Pastas

• Infused Maple

Syrups

• After Hours Group

Tasting Parties

peace, love and veggies

all you need at your local Co-op

Prepare to experience the

freshest, Extra Virgin Olive

Oils and Aged Balsamic

Vinegars on tap!

Open Every Day

126 Mill Street

7am–10pm

Downtown Grass Valley

Grass Valley

(530) 272-5333

(530) 273-8336

www.groovetotheolive.com

96 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Alloro Cucina Italiana

The Best Italian Food in the County

Homemade and Fresh | Housemade Pasta,

Gluten Free and Vegetarian Options

Chicken, Seafood, Steak

Large Selection of Wine and Beer

(Italian and Local)

Private Parties | Take Out and Trays to Go

Call to Reserve a Table

Patio Available | Private Room

Lunch: Monday–Friday | Dinner Everyday

(530) 273-3555

allororistorantegrassvalley.com • 124 Bank Street, Grass Valley

Best Authentic Mexican Food

in the Area!

From Central Mexico • Fresh and Homemade

Family Restaurant • Burritos, Tacos, Enchiladas,

Combos and Much More!

Open Every Day • Happy Hour 2:30–4:30

Draft Beer, Wine, Margaritas

Call for Takeout or Trays

ElMilagroMenu.com • (530) 802-5229

760 South Auburn St, Suite A, Grass Valley

Your Local Coffee, Tea & Gelato Experience!

30 Beers on Tap / Local Wine / Burgers, Tacos, Sandwiches, Salads,

and Amazing Apps Made with Love / Kitchen Open till 9 or Later

FOLLOW US ON

FB &

INSTAGRAM!

CARRY OUT ORDERS &

RESERVATIONS

11434 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley

530-615-4900 | Javadreampv.com

530-802-5488

116 Neal St, Grass Valley, CA | www.thirstybarrel.com

Seasonal, Local, Organic Cuisine

EmilysCateringandCakes.com

NewcastleProduce.com

LOCAL PRODUCE • DELI • BEER • CHEESE & MORE • 9230 Cypress St. • Newcastle, Ca • (916) 663-2016

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Ice Cream

(Christy Hill Continued)

MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK

Grab a Bite In

TRUCKEE/TAHOE

American

COFFEE &

Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, (530) 587-3123. A

friendly, old fashioned family style restaurant

serving home-cooked breakfast and lunch

all day. Don’t forget to grab some house

made pie and cinnamon rolls.

Healthy portions.

DONNER LAKE KITCHEN

13720 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee. (530) 587-

3555. Huge breakfast and lunch menu, both

served all day! Famous Huevos Rancheros,

Eggs Benedict. Great service and friendly

staff for a real "home" feeling.

donnerlakekitchenca.com

BUD’S OLD FASHIONED FOUNTAIN

Ice cream parlor located in Truckee (established

in 1948). Cones, shakes, old-fashioned

ice cream sodas, sundaes, malts, fresh

iced tea, soda or coffee. Open all year

Mexican

TACOS JALISCO

11400 Donner Pass Rd., Ste 30, Truckee.

(530) 587-1131. Open 9:30 am to 9:30 pm

everyday. Authentic, fresh, delicious

Mexican food at a reasonable price

including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, molcajete,

menudo, mariscos and much more.

Seafood

MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK

10089 West River St., Truckee. (530) 582-

5000. Serving the freshest seafood around -

fish & chips, east coast style lobster rolls etc.

Fresh fish arriving almost daily. Fresh fish

from the deli case to take home. Locally

grown produce when possible. Outdoor

patio and picnic table seating. Eat in,

take out or catering.

morganslobstershack.com

Eclectic

CHRISTY HILL LAKESIDE BISTRO

11 Grove St., Tahoe City. Set 100 feet above

the shoreline of Lake Tahoe offering diners a

panoramic vista. Using freshest and finest

seasonal ingredients, Christy Hill offers

“Modern American” cuisine with refined

Mediterranean influences. Voted "Most

Romantic Restaurant" by the San Francisco

Chronicle. christyhill.com

COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT & BAR

10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee, (530) 587-5711.

Historic Ski Lodge with spectacular view of

downtown Truckee. Eclectic menu of steaks,

pastas, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Deck

seating with expansive views.

cottonwoodrestaurant.com

PIANETA RISTORANTE

10096 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee. (530) 587-

4694. Delicious Northern Italian foods using

the freshest ingredients, homemade pastas,

and stellar dining service since 1998. All of

the rolled pastas are made onsite each day.

Variety of pasta & sauces made daily,

antipasti, fresh fish, rack of lamb, risotto,

house made desserts.

pianetarestauranttruckee.com

PIANETA RISTORANTE

Established in 1948 • Family owned for 15 years

Visit Bud’s Ice Cream

Parlor located

downtown Truckee

for a variety of sweet

concoctions!

98 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD

Open all year

(Summer 10am-10pm)

10108 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

• Cones

• Shakes

• Old-fashioned

Ice Cream Sodas

• Sundaes

• Malts

• Fresh Iced Tea

• Soda

• Coffee

Old Fashion Home Cooked Food

Great Service • Friendly Staff

Family Owned for 20 Years

Healthy Portions

Down Home

Mon-Thur 6 am–3 pm

Fri-Sun 6 am–4 pm

10106 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee Ca • (530) 587-3123

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVED ALL DAY!


FRESH NEW ENGLAND STYLE

LOBSTER ROLLS, CHOWDER,

FISH & CHIPS AND MORE!

10089 West River Street

Truckee

(530) 582-5000

morganslobstershack.com

Donner Lake Kitchen

Breakfast & Lunch

OPEN

ALL DAY

EVERYDAY!

7 am–2 pm

587-3555

13720 Donner Pass Rd.

Truckee

(across the street

from Donner Lake)

Fine dining, comfort

and camaraderie

10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee, CA

www.cottonwoodrestaurant.com • (530) 587-5711

HIGHEST AND COLDEST

TAHOE'S

AWARD WINNING WINERY!

Open 9:30 am - 9:30 pm Daily

11400 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA •

(530) 587-1131

truckeeriverwinery.com

530-587-4626

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Avanguardia,

Grass Valley

Swirl, Smell

Taste the Wine

The roots of our foothills’ wines run

deep. The first vineyards were planted

to satisfy the thirst of the gold

miners in the 1850s.

Nevada City

1. CARRINGTON’S FINE WINES

Tasting different red varietals each week.

Great service, great selection, and great

suggestions

242 Commercial St., Nevada City.

(530) 265-0195. carringtonswines.com

2. CLAVEY “CLASS V WINES”

claveywine.com

3. NEVADA CITY WINERY

NCwinery.com

4. SZABO VINEYARDS

Award winning California wine with

Hungarian roots. Sit and sample a flight of

wines, and watch the action on Broad Street.

316 Broad St., Nevada City. "Great wines are

made in the vineyard." A small, family-owned

winery producing wines made exclusively from

grapes grown in the Nevada City foothills.

(530) 265-8792. szabovineyards.com

Grass Valley

5. AVANGUARDIA WINES

Creating delicious Italian varietal blends

you may not have heard of which are not

often seen in California tasting rooms.

Premium blended wine from over

twenty rare and exotic varietals. Winery: 13028

Jones Bar Rd., Nevada City, CA. (530) 274-9482.

Downtown GV Tasting Room: 163 Mill St.,

Grass Valley, CA. (530) 274-9911.

avanguardiawines.com

6. LUCCHESI VINEYARDS & WINERY

Grapes in the steeply terraced vineyards

produce some of the finest wines found

in the Foothills.

Downtown GV Tasting Room: Have a glass of

wine & listen to the music in the downtown

Grass Valley tasting room! (Available some

weekends-check facebook).128 Mill St., and

19698 View Forever Ln., Grass Valley.

(Winery open by appointment only).

(530) 273-1596. lucchesivineyards.com;

facebook.com/LucchesiVineyardsandWinery

Dates, events and venue information subject to

change due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

7. MONTOLIVA VINEYARDS & WINERY

montoliva.com

8. NAGGIAR VINEYARDS & WINERY

naggiarvineyards.com

SIERRA SKY WINERY

sierraskywines.com

9. SIERRA STARR VINEYARD

TASTING ROOM

Don’t miss the friendly and welcoming

tasting room, gift shop and award

winning wines.

Downtown GV Tasting Room: 124 W. Main

St., Grass Valley. (530) 477-8282. Winery

(appt. only): 11179 Gibson Dr., Grass Valley.

(530) 477-8282. Specializing in Zinfandel,

Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc

(along with many more). sierrastarr.com

Open Everyday

Tasting Room: 128 Mill St

Downtown Grass Valley

Vineyard & Winery

19698 View Forever Ln

Grass valley

530-273-1596

LucchesiVineyards.com

100 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Sample the

Goods...

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE

WINE, WALK & SHOP

TBD.

SIERRA VINTNERS FALL

REGIONAL WINE TRAIL

October 2020.

sierravintners.com

Lucchesi Vineyards

Penn Valley

10. GRAY PINE VINEYARD

& WINERY

graypinewinery.com

11. PILOT PEAK WINERY

pilotpeak.com

12. MEADE HILL VINEYARD & WINERY

Sample a tasty bit of handcrafted mead,

probably the world’s oldest alcoholic drink.

Vineyard and tasting room in Smartsville offers

traditional wines as well as mead by the glass,

bottle and case. 8659 Smartsville Rd., Smartsville.

(530) 639-6000. meadehill.com

Truckee

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY

The high elevation cools down fermentation

and slows the aging thus the designation–

“Highest and Coldest”.

Highest and Coldest. Only winery in the Tahoe

Basin. Family owned and operated since 1989.

The award-winning Pinot Noir is the winemaker’s

pride and joy. Locally produced, high

quality, award winning wines available online.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

awards: Silver–2018 Pinot Noir; Silver–2018;

Chardonnay; Bronze–2018 Zinfandel;

Bronze–2016 Malbec. (530) 587-4626.

truckeeriverwinery.com

Downtown Truckee

Wine, Walk

& Shop

SUPPLIED PHOTO

SUPPLIED PHOTO

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION

March 2021. Date TBD.

Exceptional wines, gourmet food,

and a downtown stroll of boutiques,

restaurants and galleries. 1–4 pm.

(530) 272-8315.

downtowngrassvalley.com

SIERRA VINTNERS SPRING

REGIONAL WINE TRAIL

Spring 2021.

SUNSET AT THE PEAK

Summer 2021. Food, great

local music and dancing. Wine

and other beverages available

along with tasty food truck options.

pilotpeak.com/winery-events.

Fall 2021. Sample wine at 30+

venues, taste scrumptious

food samples and enjoy shopping

in Historic downtown Truckee.

12–4 pm. truckeewinewalk.com

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GET ORIENTED

To Our Wineries

and Breweries

W. BROAD

3. NEVADA CITY

WINERY

E. BROAD

NEVADA CITY

N.PINE

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12. MEADE HILL

Penn Valley

Lake Wildwood

10. GRAY PINE

Rough & Ready

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20

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49

Grass Valley

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Nevada City

14. 1849 BREWING CO.

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8. NAGGIAR

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CRAFT BREWERIES

GRASS VALLEY

13. Grass Valley Brewing Co

14. 1849 Brewing Co

NEVADA CITY

15. Three Forks Bakery

& Brewing Co

TRUCKEE

Truckee Brewing Company

FiftyFifty Brewing

Alibi Ale Works

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

WINERY

TASTING ROOMS

NEVADA CITY

1. Carrington’s Fine Wines”

2. Clavey “Class V Wines

3. Nevada City Winery

4. Szabo Vineyards

GRASS VALLEY

5. Avanguardia Wines

6. Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery

7. Montoliva Vineyards & Winery

8. Naggiar Vineyards & Winery

9. Sierra Starr Vineyard

PENN VALLEY

10. Gray Pine Vineyard & Winery

11. Pilot Peak Winery

SMARTSVILLE

12. Meade Hill Vineyard

and Winery

102 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Award Winning intense wines

from the Sierra Foothills.

Estate-grown and bottled.

Open Thursday–Sunday

(510) 265-8792

Double

Gold Medal

Winner

at the

California State

Fair

www.szabovineyards.com

316 Broad Street, Nevada City

We are on the cutting-edge of a non-traditional

blending craft with 20+ varieties embodying

European elegance! Come see us soon.

Tasting Room

163 Mill St., Grass Valley | 530.274.9911

Winery

13028 Jones Bar Rd., Nevada City | 530.274.9482

Avanguardia Wines | www.avanguardiawines.com

2017

2018

2019

Award

Winning

Wines

WINE TASTING

www.sierrastarr.com

Small Lot

Wines

F rom Our

Estate

Vineyards

530.477.8282

124 W. Main St.

Downtown

Grass Valley

NEWLY OPENED TASTING ROOM

Offering

MEAD & TRADITIONAL WINE

(530) 639-6000 • meadehill.com • Find Us On Social Media

8659 Smartsville Road, Smartsville, CA

featuring a fine selection of

Domestic and Imported Wines

WINE TASTING

RETAIL SALES

WINE ACCESSORIES

242A COMMERCIAL STREET

NEVADA CITY

530-265-0195

1849brewingco.com

BREWERY

RESTAURANT

FULL BAR

MUSIC VENUE

(530) 477-1849 • Open 11 am to 2 am • 7 days a week

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Where There Were Miners, There Was Beer

Dates, events and

venue information

subject to change

due to ongoing

COVID-19

precautions.

AN ENDURING HERITAGE

Today’s Nevada County craft breweries are heir

to a more than 150 year old tradition of beer

making.

Between 1856 and 1880, beer production in Nevada

County ranged from 44,000 gallons to

500,000 gallons per year, and by the end of that

time period there were a total of 41 saloons and

15 breweries in the Grass Valley and Nevada City

area. Grass Valley and Nevada City had four each,

Truckee had three, and there were additional brew

houses scattered throughout the mining camps in

North San Juan, Moore’s Flat, Eureka South, Washington

and Boca. Renowned for the natural spring

water in its lager, Truckee’s Boca Brewing Company

was celebrated at the 1883 World’s Fair in Paris.

The Nevada Brewery, built in 1882 by Chinese laborers

and Italian stonemasons from locally quarried granite

block still remains a prominent edifice in Nevada City. The buildings

where the old Washington Brewery and the Grass Valley

Brewery once operated from 1850–1920 also still stand.

BREWING UP SOMETHING CRAFTY

In a state of 6,300+ breweries, you just can’t argue the superiority

of craft beer in California. Nevada County is no exception.

In the last few years, our local craft breweries have

increased, and there is plenty of fine beer available. This area

is prime when looking for locally-brewed beer in all colors of

the beer rainbow.

NEVADA CITY/GRASS VALLEY BREWERIES

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. has been satisfying locals

since 2014 with craft beer brewed in their 7 barrel brewhouse.

In 2019 they took first place for their Mother’s Beach

Blonde Lager in the Munich-style Helles category and third

place for “Purdon Porter,” at the California State Fair. The

brewery offers many seasonal beer selections in addition to

wood-fired thin crust pizza, pastries, desserts and in-house artisan

breads and hard cider to name a few tasty choices. The

open air dining out in front makes it an ideal place to grab a fresh

local brew and enjoy extraordinary food with friends.

Grass Valley Brewing Co. bills itself as the first brewery in

town since Prohibition, offering at least 12 classic and innovative

Best Brewery in

Nevada County

12 BEERS ON TAP | FAMILY & DOG FRIENDLY

FULL KITCHEN | LIVE MUSIC | KARAOKE

TRIVIA NIGHT | PRIVATE PARTIES

ABOUT BEER • ABOUT PEOPLE

GRASS VALLEY BREWING CO.

530.271.BREW

141 E. Main St. Grass Valley

Sun – Thurs 11:30am – 10pm, Fri & Sat 11:30am – 11pm

GVBREW.COM

104 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


beers on tap. With live music many weekends,

it's a hot spot for locals and tourists

alike to enjoy a glass of Brunswick Blonde

or Lost Mine Lager (among many choices).

The setting is airy and open warehouse

chic with lots of room for maintaining social

distancing. In addition, sampling the

excellent fare of Roost Kitchen makes for

a perfect night out when you need a

break from the work week. gvbrew.com

1849 Brewing Co. (midway between

Grass Valley and Nevada City) is a great

place for a casual brew and dinner. Gravity

Is Real and Home Grown IPA are

among their most popular selections. It’s a

beer lover's microbrewery with the added

bonus of a full bar, pub menu and plentiful

outdoor seating. Add to that a wood

fired pizza oven, pool table, and juke box

and you have a great choice that should

absolutely be on every beer lovers list.

1849brewingco.com

TRUCKEE BREWERIES

Truckee Brewing Company

truckeebrewco.com

FiftyFifty Brewing

fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Alibi Ale Works

alibialeworks.com

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co

tahoebrewing.com

Old Washington Brewery Building CLASSIC BREWFEST

2021 Date TBD. Three Forks

Bakery & Brewery Parking lot.

GRASS VALLEY BREWING CO

PUBS

Dew Drop Inn. Grass Valley. 10 Beers on

tap. facebook.com/dewdropinn49

Jernigans Tap House and Grill.

Nevada City. Rotating local & regional variety

of tap beers. Offsite sale of beer

available. Bring a growler and choose

from many options. jernigansgrill.com

Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille.

Grass Valley. 30 Regional beers on tap.

Bring a growler and fill ‘er up.

thirstybarrel.com

Bob White

1849 BREWING CO

The Hoppy Duck. Truckee. 40 craft beers on

tap, many local favorites. thehoppyduck.com

Wild Eye Pub. Grass Valley. Regional craft

brews on draft. facebook.com/wildeyepub

BREWFESTING

nevadacityclassic.com

GRASS VALLEY BREWFEST

May 29, 2021. Taste up to

40 local beers, meads, ciders,

kombucha and wines as you stroll

around downtown Mill Street.

downtowngrassvalley.com

TRUCKEE BREWFEST

June 2021. More than 40 beers

and live music at Truckee

Regional Park. truckeeoptimist.com

JAZZ, BREWS & FUNK FEST

August 14–15, 2021. Festival goers

can sip a wide array of tasty beers

from over 20 different breweries, as

well as enjoy an incredible lineup

of live music. squawalpine.com

SIERRA BREWFEST

Fall 2021. Sun, Suds & Fun!

musicinthemountains.org

Classic Brewfest

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106 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Time to Unwind

Nevada & Sierra County Style

= Grass Valley and Nevada City Lodging

= Sierra County and Truckee Lodging

BEST WESTERN GOLD COUNTRY INN

(530) 265-2239

bwgrassvalley.com

972 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

Hotel features five separate buildings,

beautifully landscaped grounds, spacious

rooms and an outdoor dining area.

Complimentary full breakfast, WiFi, business

center, microwaves and refrigerators,

outdoor pool & spa, fitness center, parking

and pet friendly rooms.

CARRIAGE HOUSE INN

(530) 289-3573

downievillecarriagehouse.com

110 Commercial St., Downieville

Updated 3-story boutique historic Inn.

Some of the most unforgettable adventures

of your life will start right here in

Downieville.with home base at this riverfront

multi-sport adventure hotel. Make

memories and relax on the banks of the

pristine Yuba and Downie Rivers.

CONSTELLATION CREEK

(530) 265-2239

constellationcreek.com

622 Old Truckee Rd., Sierraville

An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise on six

acres of stunning forestland with a creek

flowing through. Seven lovingly renovated

cabins with Casper mattresses, luxury

linens, eclectic modern furnishings, organic

toiletries and cozy fireplaces, private

grills, private dining areas.

BEST WESTERN TRUCKEE TAHOE INN

(530) 587-4525 | bestwestern.com

11331 Brockway Rd., Truckee,

Newly remodeled hotel in the heart of the

Sierra Mountains. Near several ski resorts

and beautiful Lake Tahoe. Free, complimentary

buffet breakfast, WiFi, a minifridge

and a microwave, laundry room,

outdoor pool and a fitness center. The fun

and activities in the Truckee area are limitless,

with exciting things to do and see.

CASTLE PEAK VACATION RENTALS

(530) 426-1226 | castlepeak.com

21719 Donner Pass Rd., Soda Springs

All vacation rentals close to Sugar Bowl,

Royal Gorge, and Boreal Ski Resorts atop

Donner Summit and close to Lake Tahoe

and Truckee. Deluxe 2 bedroom condos to

7 bedroom/4 bath luxury mountain

homes. Approximately three hours from

the Bay Area and fifteen minutes west of

the historic town of Truckee.

CREEKTOWN COTTAGES

(530) 308.2370

creektowncottages.com

126 Bank St., Grass Valley

Six unique cottages in the heart of Historic

Downtown Grass Valley. Two, 2 bedrooms

that sleep 6 people. And four, 1 bedrooms

that sleep 4, all with full kitchens, laundry

and private yards. A common area with

seating & BBQ available for all to share.

Book one or book them all.

10068 Hirschdale Rd,

Truckee, CA

truckeeriverrv.com

530-448-4650

Steps Away From the Beautiful Truckee River

Full Hook Up RV Park with Laundry,

Showers, Propane, Store, Deli and Gas/Diesel

Make Sure to Check out a Sandwich

at the Eastside Deli!!!

Two Room Inn

Your own

charming

Victorian cottage

in the heart of

Nevada City

415.310.1919

www.TwoRoomInn.com

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art infused hotel in the sierra nevada foothills

gvcourtyardsuites.com

The ul 琀 mate art hotel experience.

Though 琀 ully designed high-end

accommoda 琀 ons.

Immaculate rooms and friendly sta 昀 .

Featuring local art. Perfectly located

in the heart of Grass Valley.

Five Room

Inn B&B

Downtown

Nevada City!

A Fully

Renovated

Victorian Classic with

a Modern Rus 琀 c Twist!

Complimentary:

Extensive Con 琀 nental Breakfast

24hr Co 昀 ee & Tea Service

High Speed WiFi

Parking

Room Op 琀 ons:

HD TVs

Pet Friendly Unit

AirBnB Superhost

Private Balconies

Since 2015

Electric Fireplaces

Private Bathrooms

Queen & King Beds

2.5 private acres with trails

Creekside Pa 琀 o & Lush Gardens

Gold Creek Inn

Bed & Breakfast

(530) 264-7548

317 S. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

For more information & bookings, find us online at:

www.goldcreekinn.com

Nevada City Inn

• Comfortable Cottages With Private

Kitchenettes and Single Rooms Available

• Beautiful Park-like Setting Ideal For

Weddings and Family Gatherings

Close to Historic Downtown Nevada City

Shops, & Restaurants

'$!# #%&"%'' '$&

Your Home

Away From

Home

760 Zion Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 | 530.265.2253 | 866.839-9962.

LOCATED IN HISTORIC GRASS VALLEY

6 private vacation cottages with full kitchens,

laundry and individual fenced yards

Perfect for wedding parties, family reunions,

romantic getaways or extended business stays.

Book one or all six!

126-144 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA

530-559-3366 | 530-308-2370

CreektownCottages.com

108 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


GOLD CREEK INN B & B

(530) 265-2239 | goldcreekinn.com

317 South Pine St., Nevada City

Newly renovated, 2.5 acre, 5 room, 1860’s

Victorian gem located right next to

downtown. Rooms have private baths

or showers and balconies overlooking the

lush gardens of Gold Run Creek & waterfalls.

Free WiFi, Continental Breakfast, and

onsite parking. Find your unique

experience now.

NORTHERN QUEEN INN

(530) 265-5824 | 400 Railroad Ave,

Nevada City | northernqueeninn.com

Located on the edge of historic Nevada

City. Cabins, chalets and standard rooms

on 16 wooded acres. Walking distance to

restaurants/attractions. Inn amenities

include pet friendly rooms, heated pool

and spa, free WiFi and a continental breakfast

served each morning with a view of

the natural running waterfall.

SIERRA SKIES RV PARK

(530) 862-1166 | sierraskiesrvpark.com

100 Carrier Circle, Sierra City

Beautiful, tree-lined RV park, full hook-ups

at all sites, in town with river access (near

a beautiful swimming hole). WiFi hotspots

& showers, laundry, pull thru available.

Pets welcome. Open from May 1st to

October 31st. Convenience Store.No

tent camping allowed.

TRUCKEE TAHOE PET LODGE

(530) 582-7268 | 10960 West River St.,

Truckee truckeetahoepetlodge.com

Premier All-Suites dog boarding, luxury cat

boarding, daycare-group/private play.

Compassion, comfort, and safety: Your pets

will have an active, enjoyable experience

that will keep them happy and coming

back for more. Endorsed by veterinarians

and pet owners in the Truckee/North Lake

Tahoe area.

GRASS VALLEY COURTYARD SUITES

(530) 272-7696 | 210 N. Auburn St.,

Grass Valley | gvcourtyardsuites.com

Luxury boutique hotel, day spa, event

center one block from downtown. Tempur-

Pedic beds, refrigerator, microwave,

TV/HBO, DVD players, WiFi, suites with

kitchens available, pool, jacuzzi, fitness

center, expanded continental breakfast,

evening wine reception, pet

friendly, non-smoking.

SARDINE LAKES LODGE

(530) 862-1196 | sardinelakeresort.com

990 Sardine Lake Rd., Sierra City

Nine handcrafted, housekeeping log cabins

on Lower Sardine Lake, base of the

Sierra Buttes. Lakeside rentals available.

Lakeside restaurant/bar, boat rentals,

wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, birding,

wildflower and scenic beauty. Open

Memorial weekend–mid-October.

TRUCKEE RIVER RV PARK

(530) 448-4650 | truckeeriverrv.com

10068 Hirschdale Rd., Truckee

Full hook-up RV Park with on-site general

store, deli, gas station, propane, shower

and laundry. Steps away from the Truckee

River. Surrounded by Sierra mountain

peaks, rivers, and lakes with an abundance

of outdoor activities and historic downtown

Truckee only 6 miles away–the shopping

and dining options are plentiful.

TWO ROOM INN

(415) 310-1919 | 431 Broad St.,

Nevada City | TwoRoomInn.com

Enchanting Victorian cottage once known

as the Teddy Bear Castle in the heart of

Nevada City. Sleeps 4–6 in a unique, luxurious

and very private setting. Perfect for

wedding couples, families, out of town

guests, romantic weekends, girlfriend getaways,

small private events. Special midweek

and last minute rates available.

Come find out what makes Truckee so special!

11331 Brockway Rd, Truckee

530-587-4525

BestWestern.com

• Located within

minutes from world

class skiing, golf

& Lake Tahoe

• 100% Smoke Free

• Complimentary

Breakfast

• Universal Gym

• Year round pool

and hot tub

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FAMILY OWNED AND

OPERATED SINCE 1983

One Stop Shop For Water Needs!

Well Drilling & Deepening

Pump Sales & Service

Water Filtration Sales

& Service

Water Production Testing

Solar Pumps

Holding Tank Sales

& Installation

37

YEARS

Electrical Service & Installation

Generators

New Construction & Remodel

Panel Upgrades and More

FREE

ONSITE

ESTIMATES

for well drilling and

new pump/holding

tank systems.

530.273.8136

www.petersdrilling.com | SCL #456136

Authorized Dealer

530-274-3438

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NEVADA CITY

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110 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth

find reserves of strength that will endure as

long as life lasts. There is something infinitely

healing in the repeated refrains of nature–

the assurance that dawn comes after night,

and spring after winter.

–Rachel Carson

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420 Henderson Street • Grass Valley, CA

530-274-6484

www.prosperitylanes.com

795 Zion St.

Nevada City

Complete Automotive Repair

Specializing in Muffler & Brake Service

530.265.2001

Licensed Brake &

Lamp Facility

Exhaust Systems

Specialist

Laser Engraving

&Embroidery

Make us your 1st choice!

Trophies Plastics

Office Signs Metals

Name Tags Glass

Plaques

Apparel

Car Parts Wood

Industrial Marking & Cutting

(530) 271-7155

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(530) 477-2444

112 Mill Street, Grass Valley

Mon-Sat 10:00 - 6:00

Sun 10:00 - 5:00

ALL TYPES OF FENCE

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • 5 ACRE RANCHETTES

Horse Fencing • Field Fence • All Types of Wire Fence

All Types of Wood Fence • Vinyl Fence • Wrought Iron

Chain Link

sierrasunfence.com

530-274-2001

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED • BONDED • INSURED • SCL# 789437

112 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


PET FRIENDLY

Don’t Leave Home

Without Them

Dates, events and venue information subject

to change due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

Doggie Diner

Pets are allowed at outdoor tables

or patios. More restaurant

information pages 90–98.

GRASS VALLEY

– 1849 Brewing Company

– Afternoon Deli

– BriarPatch Co-op Community

Market

– Flour Garden Bakery

– Grass Valley Brewing Co.

– Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille

– Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro

NEVADA CITY

– Fudenjüce

– Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill

– Harmony Ridge Market

– Three Forks Bakery & Brewing

Company

AUBURN/NEWCASTLE

– Monkey Cat Restaurant & Bar

– Newcastle Produce

TRUCKEE

– Donner Lake Kitchen

Visit a Winery with

Snoopy

Pets are allowed only at outdoor

tables or patios. More Winery

Information pages 100–102.

GRASS VALLEY

– Avanguardia Wines

NEVADA CITY

– Nevada City Winery

– Szabo Vineyards Winery

PENN VALLEY

– Gray Pine Vineyard & Winery

NEVADA CITY

– Meade Hill Winery

Dog Friendly Digs

More Lodging Information

pages 107-109.

– Best Western Gold Country

Inn, GV.

– Broad Street Inn, NC.

– Cedar Sport House Hotel, TR.

– Gold Miners Inn, GV.

– Harmony Ridge Lodge, NC.

– Inn Town Campground, NC.

– Northern Queen Inn, NC.

– Outside Inn, NC.

– Sierra Mountain Inn, GV.

Doggie Daycare

Truckee Tahoe Pet Lodge

10960 West River St., Truckee,

(530) 582-7268.

truckeetahoepetlodge.com

See Spot Run

Western Gateway Dog Park

18562 Penn Valley Dr.,

Penn Valley.

westerngatewaydogpark.org

Dogs Run Free Dog Park

Condon Park, 660 Minnie St.,

Grass Valley. dogsrunfree.net

Truckee Regional Park

Seasonal off leash park: All dogs

must be under strict voice and

visual control from November 1–

April 30. Leashed dogs are

welcome May 1–October 31.

tdrpd.org

Hiking &

Dog Paddling

– Empire Mine State Park

– Buttermilk Bend Trail

– Independence Trail

– Truckee Legacy Trail

– Wolf Creek Trail

Rover Friendly Events

– Pioneer Park "Picnic Pops"

Concerts: August 23, 2020.

Family-oriented, dog-friendly,

and FREE. nccb.org

– 2020 Brews, Jazz & Funk

Fest: August 14-15, 2021. 2 days

of pet friendly live music, delicious

food, wine and beer tasting.

Squaw Valley.

squawalpine.com

– Black Tie and Tails

Fundraising Gala.

May 8, 2021. hstt.org

Ski with Fido

Waiting For The Stick

Tahoe Donner Cross Country:

Dogs are allowed only on designated

trails and at designated times. A

‘Doggy Day Pass’ or a ‘Dog Season

Pass’ is required for trail access. See

restrictions on website before heading

up. tahoedonner.com

Royal Gorge Cross Country

Resort: 30.1 km dog-friendly trails.

Access begins at the Van Norden

Trailhead, $5 dog pass and trail pass

required. Conveniently located ticket

office at Van Norden Trailhead.

royalgorge.com/dogs

Helping You Navigate Modern

Health Insurance With Confidence

Phone (530) 272-9000

www.BestHealthInsuranceHelp.com

471 Sutton Way, Suite 201, Grass Valley, CA 95945 • Broker License # 0M30536

10893 Alta Street, Grass Valley • (530) 477-6622

www.mustangfirearms.com • sales@mustangfirearms.com

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NEVADA CITY CHAMBER

Your Perfect Wedding

Ceremony/Reception Ideas

Note: All area codes are 530.

COURTYARD SUITES

210 N. Auburn St., Grass

Valley; 272-7696. Three thousand

square feet of special

event space includes a lush

garden and roof-top patio.

gvcourtyardsuites.com

EMPIRE MINE STATE

HISTORIC PARK

10791 E. Empire St., Grass

Valley; 272-0123. Beautiful

grounds. Popular, plan well

ahead. empiremine.org

GOLD MINERS INN

121 Bank St., Grass Valley;

477-1700. Grand Ballroom,

outdoor patio, wedding

packages, consultants. Can

accommodate 300.

goldminersinngrassvalley.com

Wedding Fair

HARMONY RIDGE LODGE

Hwy. 20, five miles from

Nevada City; 478-0615.

Outdoor garden weddings,

intimate indoor weddings.

harmonyridgelodge.com

MINERS FOUNDRY

CULTURAL CENTER

325 Spring St., Nevada City;

265-5040. Stone walls and

hand hewn timber beams

provide a unique setting.

minersfoundry.org

NEVADA COUNTY

FAIRGROUNDS

11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass

Valley; 273-6217. Serene

setting among the pines.

Indoor and outdoor facilities.

nevadacountyfair.com

NORTH STAR HOUSE

12075 Auburn Rd., Grass

Valley; 477-7126. Historic,

covered veranda, courtyard,

lawn, dance floor available.

thenorthstarhouse.org

Grass Valley

Wedding Fair

NORTHERN QUEEN INN

400 Railroad Ave., Nevada

City; 265-5824. Lawn adjacent

to natural waterfall, available

May–October. Dining room

can accommodate 100 for

ceremonies and receptions.

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January 17, 2021, Nevada County

Fairgrounds. This free event showcases

some of the top wedding and event vendors in

Nevada County. joyoflifeevents.com

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

SAINT JOSEPH’S

CULTURAL CENTER

410 S. Church St., Grass Valley;

272-4725. Chapel built in

1894, stained glass window,

rose garden.

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

THE CEDAR HOUSE

SPORT HOTEL

10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee;

582-5655. Ideal for intimate

weddings, year around

mountain elegance.

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THE STONE

HOUSE TAVERN

107 Sacramento St., Nevada

City; 265-5050. All-inclusive

venue with restaurant and six

unique spaces for your perfect

day; romantic patio, elegant

lounge, rustic dining room,

historic tavern, intimate wine

cavern and renowned music

venue. www.stonehouse.io

Our flowers are hand selected

at the San Francisco flower mart

530.273.2296

102 W. Main Street, Grass Valley

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NEVADA COUNTY BOOKS

ANIMALSAVE

BOOK NOOK

Huge selection of current and

out of print books of all types,

DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, cassettes

and records and a very special

children’s section that includes

books, puzzles and games – all in

one cozy, enjoyable store.

OPEN MON-FRI 10-5, SAT 10-4

520 E MAIN ST., SUITE G

GRASS VALLEY, CA 95945

530-271-7071 EXT. 203

MAIN STREET

ANTIQUES • BOOKS • LPs

AN INNER

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Rare & Out of Print Used and

Antiquarian, General Stock,

Fiction & Non- Fiction–Most

Subjects.

Also: Art, Records, Ephemera

& Magazines.

OPEN 12–6 DAILY EXCEPT TUES

OR BY APPOINTMENT.

308 BROAD ST.

NEVADA CITY, CA 95959

530-478-9905 OR 530-265-3998

BOOKTOWN

BOOKS

THE

BOOK SELLER

The Sierra Foothill’s full-service

bookstore featuring Fiction, Non-fiction,

Travel, Local Interest, Bestsellers & our

renowned Kid’s Cellar!

CURBSIDE SERVICE AVAILABLE

staff@TheBookseller.biz

www.TheBookSeller.biz

OPEN MON–SAT 10–6

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS

107 MILL ST.

GRASS VALLEY, CA 95945

530-272-2131

THE WRIGHT BOOK

•Marketing Design

•Business Cards

•Banners

•Posters

•Flyers

•Brochures

•Signs

•Canvas Wraps

•Wide-Format Photos

IN NEVADA CITY SINCE 1981

214 1/2 MAIN STREET

(Just up from TREATS Ice Cream, attached to Firehouse Museum #1)

–BUYING EVERYDAY–

SINGLE ITEMS, ESTATES & LIBRARIES

Featured in SUNSET Magazine

PLEASE PHONE AHEAD FOR DAILY

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Have requests? Email us!

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214 1/2 MAIN STREET

NEVADA CITY, CA 95959

530- 277-7949

Printing

Shipping

Mailboxes

....and much more!

Call us for more info!

530.272.6000

store5417@theupsstore.com

A CO-OP BOOKSTORE FEATURING

9 BOOKSELLERS

4000 Square Feet of Rare,

Out-of-Print & General Stock

all subjects. Also: Comics,

Art, Ephemera, Records, CD’s,

DVD’s, Audio

RARE BOOK ROOM

booktowngv@gmail.com

www.booktownbooks.com

OPEN 10–6 MON–SAT, 11–5 SUN.

107 BANK ST.

GRASS VALLEY, CA 95945

530-272-4655

HIGH QUALITY BOOKS, BOOK

SEARCHES AND APPRAISALS

A great collection of eclectic books online.

If we don’t have it, wewill search

high and low for precisely the books you

want at the fairest possible prices and in

the best possible condition!

www.thewrightbook.com

info@thewrightbooks.com

OPEN 10–6 MON–SAT,

11–5 SUN

P.O. Box 1155

GRASS VALLEY, CA 95945

530-802-5200

HOPC

house of print and copy, LLc

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Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering

Materials Testing & Special Inspection

Geology & Hydrogeology

SWPPP Services

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Graphic Design

for your print

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Shredding

to protect

your identity

Large format

printing &

scanning

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am to 5:30 pm • Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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WAYDE CARROLL LAVONNE MULLIN

In the

A Brief History Of Time

Gold Country

Nevada County

1868

Transcontinental

Railroad helps

build Truckee

Mid

1850S

Cornish miners introduced

pump used to eliminate

water in mine shafts

1870S

By 1879

15

breweries

were

producing

500,000

gallons of

beer

1902

Lyman Gilmore had

first flying field in west

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And still going

strong!

PHOTOS: SEARLS HISTORICAL LIBRARY EXCEPT WHERE NOTED

Late 1840S

A party on the emigrant trail searching

for cattle came upon a “grassy valley”

Mid-1850S

Tin and copper miners from

Cornwall, England use hardrock

mining techniques in local mines

Theaters are thriving in Grass Valley,

Rough & Ready and Nevada City

featuring many of the most famous

performers of the time

Huge flood in Nevada City sweeps

away Jenny Lind Theatre

1855

1868

Truckee is the main stop on

transcontinental Railroad between

Sacramento and Odgen, Utah

Ice harvest begins in Truckee,

posh New York restaurants served

it in drinks

1870

John Adam of Nevada City is first

African American resident in county to

register to vote

1876

Nevada County Narrow Gauge

Railroad “Never Come, Never Go”

completed and steams into Grass

Valley for first time

1880

Major fire devastates Chinese Quarter,

Nevada City passes ordinance stating

"all Chinese shall be removed from

Nevada City within sixty days"

1884

Hydraulic mining debris banned

from being dumped into

waterways effectively ending it

Grass Valley’s Isaac T. Sanks is the

first African American in California

to run for office on the ticket of a

major political party

1930

Empire Mine is the largest gold

producer in California

1956

Empire mine closes

Nisenan lived and thrived in

Nevada County for the last 2,500

years before the Gold Rush

1850

Beginnings of more “permanent”

Nevada City with streets, bridges,

mining water ditches

1853

Grass Valley

is 6th largest

town in

California

“Scandalous”

dancer Lola Montez

arrives in Grass Valley

Grass Valley suffers a disastrous fire 1862

New Pine Street suspension bridge

1863

over Deer Creek collapses killing 2

Nevada City burns

young teamsters, their dog, 12 to 18

Gray’s Station, later renamed Coburn's

oxen and destroying 2 wagons

Station (now Truckee) established

full of hay

1865

Horse racing at Glenbrook (now a

shopping center) is one of the finest

race courses on the Pacific coast

1870S

15 breweries in Nevada County,

first was in early 1850s

Violent argument in saloon

leads to a disastrous fire

which destroys 68

buildings in Truckee

Felix Gillet begins

his Nevada City

nursery and becomes

as well known as

Luther Burbank

1871

1880S

Truckee dairy farms produce 60,000

pounds of their famous butter yearly

1883

English Dam on

Middle Fork of Yuba

River breaks

1902

Lyman Gilmore

claims to have

flown a powered

aircraft months

before the Wright

Brothers

1942

Nevada County Narrow Gauge

Railroad stops operation

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO


Nevada City

museums | research Libraries

BRINGING

HISTORY TO LIFE

The Nevada County

Historical Society

celebrated its 75th anniversary

in 2019. Through the

years interested members

of the community met,

planned, and collected,

displayed and preserved

the county’s memorabilia.

Their efforts led to formation

of the Firehouse No. 1

Museum, Nevada County

Narrow Gauge Railroad

Museum, Searls Historical

Library in Nevada City, and

the North Star Mining

Museum in Grass Valley.

PHOTOS CLOCKWISE:

FIREHOUSE MUSEUM NO. 1,

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY /

DORIS FOLEY LIBRARY,

ANDREW WRIGHT/LIGHTHAWKPHOTO /

MINERS FOUNDRY, SUBMITTED PHOTO

Firehouse

Museum

No. 1

Landmark

Undoubtedly the most photographed

building in Nevada

City is the No.1 Firehouse (214

Main St.) built in 1861. Now a

museum, it features Nisenan

Indian cultural items and photographs,

alters from Chinese

temples, Donner Party relics and

a collection of Victorian items.

The building has been named a

Haunted House of California.

nevadacountyhistory.org

Getting Around

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

Museum tells the history of the railroad and

other local transportation history such as the

first commercial airport in the United States.

Docents offer tours which include the rail yard

and restoration shed. A main attraction is

Engine 5 built in 1857. It served the Narrow

Gauge Railroad. In later years it was a movie

engine for Universal Studios. See Page 19 for

more information.

Industry

This historic

building dates

back to 1855

when it was a

machine shop.

Today it is the

Miners Foundry

Cultural Center

(325 Spring St.).

Visitors can tour

the foundry

where artifacts

and photographs

tell its

story. There are interpretive displays covering

the manufacturing of equipment used in mining

including the revolutionary Pelton Wheel. Hours

vary, so call ahead, (530) 265-5040.

Into the Past

Searls Historical Library concentrates on the history

of Nevada County and the Gold Rush. Its

collection includes some 29,000 catalogued

photos, and a mountain of research material

Doris Foley Library

such as maps, deeds and assessor records.

There is also a Chinese research collection.

Location is the Historical Society’s History

Center, 161 Nevada City Hwy. at the corner of

Ridge Road. nevadacountyhistory.org

Housed in an historic Carnegie Library building

completed in 1907, the Doris Foley Library for

Historical Research (211 N. Pine St.) has a collection

of materials on the history of Nevada

County including personal papers, business

records and newspapers.

mynevadacounty.com/library

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museums

Grass Valley

North Star

Mining

Museum

Pelton Wheel

St. Joseph’s

Cultural Center

PHOTOS CLOCKWISE: NORTH STAR MINING MUSEUM,

RHM IMAGES / PELTON WHEEL, WAYDE CARROLL /

ST. JOSEPH’S CULTURAL CENTER, SANDRA REMOLIF

Golden Days

Want to know more about gold mining

and the famous Pelton Wheel? A

good place to start is the North Star

Mining Museum (McCourtney &

Allison Ranch Roads). This historic

site contains 100s of mining artifacts,

a working stamp mill, a Cornish

Pump and blacksmith shop. Featured

is the largest Pelton Wheel ever built.

At 30 feet it is an awesome sight.

Visitors can see items used by

miners and their families, or walk

outside among examples of mining

equipment. Bring along a picnic and

cross over the creek to an area with

tables and benches.

nevadacountyhistory.org

A Star

Not to be missed is the North Star House (off

Auburn Road), a monument of sorts to an innovative

mining engineer, his author wife and a

famous architect. Designed by Julia Morgan this

10,000 square foot mansion was completed in

1905 and is an example of the California

Craftsman style. Currently it is under renovation

by a group of dedicated volunteers. The public

is invited to Open Houses & Tours, as well as

Construction Days where working volunteers

can answer questions on the renovation.

thenorthstarhouse.org

Into the Past

Another must see is the Grass Valley Museum

(410 S. Church St.). History comes to life in a

Victorian bedroom, restored classroom and a

turn-of-the-century doctor’s office. There are

displays of furniture, clothing and artifacts from

the Victorian era and a hall of photographs.

The museum is located in a former convent

that dates back to 1866. It housed Irish nuns

who founded an orphanage. Today, the convent

is part of St. Joseph’s Cultural Center,

which also includes a chapel and rose garden.

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Mine Model

On your visit to Empire Mine State Historic

Park, be sure to explore the Visitor Center. It

formerly housed carriages and automobiles,

but now houses a display of gold samples and

an impressive scale model of the Empire-Star

Mine complex that dates back to 1938. See

page 27 for more information.

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Truckee

museums | research Library

PRESERVING

THE PAST

To preserve the area’s

history, the Truckee

Donner Historical Society

was formed in 1968. It

operates the Old Jail

Museum and the Joseph

Research Cabin that

includes a library and

was a part of the historic

Gateway Motel built in

the 1930s.

truckeehistory.org

Historic Site

Now a museum, the Old Jail (Jibboom and

Spring Streets) was built in 1875 and is one of

the few remaining original buildings in

Truckee. It is also one of a few jailhouses of

its kind in the west. Visitors can see relics

from lumbering, box manufacturing and ice

harvesting. There are exhibits about gambling,

bootlegging and the movie industry

which thrived in the 1920s. Tours are available,

and you are invited to picnic in the

Community Memorial

Garden behind

the museum.

truckeehistory.org

Rolling

Along

Next to the train

depot on Commercial

Row is the Truckee

Railroad Museum.

Located in a caboose,

it brings railroad

history to life including

building of the

Transcontinental

Railroad, tourism by

railroad and the

logging industry.

There is also a children’s

area and nearby

rolling stock. The

museum offers guided,

self-driven Trestle

Tours of old railroad

lines in the area.

truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

Sierra Stories

The Visitor Center at Donner Memorial

State Park (I-80, Exit 184) contains a museum

with interactive exhibits, including artifacts.

They tell the history of the area and the stories

of those who crossed the Sierra Nevada

including the Donner Party. See Pages 121

and 35 for more information.

Let It Snow

Located at Boreal Ski Resort (1-80 at

Donner Summit) is the Western Skisport

Museum that features ski history.

(530) 426-3313 x101 or

auburnskiclub.com/asctc/about-us/ski-museum/

Truckee Railroad

Museum adjacent to

the train depot

Unique Museum

Drive a portion of the 20 Mile Museum on

Old Hwy. 40 from 1-80 Eagle Lakes exit over

Donner Summit and below Rainbow Bridge.

Interpretive signs include history, historical

photographs, quotes, and each tells a good

story. To learn more about the importance of

Donner Summit go to

donnersummithistoricalsociety.org.

PHOTOS: OLD TRUCKEE JAIL PLAQUE, SANDRA REMOLIF /

TRUCKEE RAILROAD MUSEUM, LOCO STEVE

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Nevada County Narrow Gauge

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North Star Mining Museum

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Donner Party

historY In the Gold Country

Sierra Proved

Deadly For

Early Pioneers

Est ablished California Route

MINERS WERE NOT THE ONLY

pioneers to make the difficult

trip to California. Before gold

was discovered there were those who

set out across the plains to make new

lives for themselves in the west.

One such party included brothers George

and Jacob Donner, who along with other

families began their journey in 1846. Along

the way, they merged with another wagon

train, but as fate would have it, split off

when encouraged to follow a new route

called the Hastings Cutoff thus bypassing

established trails. George Donner was

elected wagon master.

The decision became a disaster. They had to

hack a road through mountains, were forced to

abandon some wagons, and crossing the Great

Salt Lake Desert was extremely challenging.

Supplies were running low.

They reached Truckee Meadows near Reno in

late October and found some relief when one

of their party, who had been sent ahead to

Sutter’s Fort, arrived with supplies. The bad

news, a difficult mountain crossing was ahead.

Already behind schedule by several weeks, the

exhausted group decided to rest for almost a

week. This further delay would prove fatal, for

snow came early to the Sierra that year.

Rested, they pushed on. George Donner’s

wagon broke down at Alder Creek near

Truckee, and his party had to stay behind. The

rest made it to Donner Lake, but snow kept

them from reaching the pass. The continuing

snow forced them to make camp at the lake.

Cabins were built, and they settled in for

the winter.

But, by mid-December, they were desperate for

supplies, and a party of 15 departed on homemade

snowshoes determined to reach Sutter’s

Fort 100 miles away. Under extreme conditions

those who survived the trip were forced to live

off the bodies of those who died. Only seven

made it to safety.

Two relief parties were formed, and on February

19, the first one reached the lake with limited

supplies due to heavy snow. They took out 23

Hasting s Cutoff

survivors, but most were too weak to make it,

and 20 were left at what was to become known

as “Starved Camp.”

The third relief party reached the camp March

12, and then went on to the lake and Donner’s

camp on Alder Creek. George Donner was

dying, and although healthy, his wife insisted

on staying. The relief party also had to leave

behind those too weak to travel.

A fourth rescue party set out in March, was

stranded by a snow storm and finally reached

the lake to find just one survivor. He arrived at

Sutter’s Fort on April 29, 1847.

In the end, 42 members of the Donner Party

died, 41 survived. Sadly, survivors were

reduced to cannibalism in the camps

and as they crossed the

Sierra Nevada.

It should be noted

that the group which

followed the traditional

route arrived safely

at their intended

destination in

California.

Donner Camp

Picnic Area

Interpretive

Trail

Learn More

DONNER MEMORIAL

STATE PARK VISITOR

CENTER

Exhibit on Donner Party

& video.

Located on Donner Pass

Road off I-80 near Truckee.

(530) 582-7892

DONNER CAMP

PICNIC AREA

Site of Donner Family Camp.

Interpretive trail.

Hwy. 89 North, 4 miles north

of Truckee

A 10 minute drive from

the State Park.

LEATRICE ERICKSON

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historY In the Gold Country Pioneers

Early Days In A

Mining Town – One

Woman’s Story

IN 1881 LUZENA WILSON’S DAUGHTER was

recovering from an illness. To pass the time

Luzena recounted her early years in California,

which was written down by her daughter. What

follows was adapted from that manuscript.

WOMEN WERE NOT OFTEN AMONG

California’s early pioneers. One was the

enterprising Luzena Wilson who arrived

in Sacramento in September of 1849 with her

husband Mason and two toddlers. She was 28,

he 14 years her senior.

Their early efforts and hard work paid off, but a

devastating flood left them with nothing.

Hearing miners were striking it rich in Nevada

City (then called Coyote Diggins), they headed

for the hills. The trip took 12 days.

Nevada City in early 1850 consisted of a row of

canvas tents. Their first view of the town was of

miners wielding picks and shovels, while others

stood in the icy water of Deer Creek washing

soil from their gold.

The family did not have canvas, so used pine

boughs to fashion a shelter. While her husband

cut wood to make a better dwelling, Luzena

opened a “hotel.” Using credit, she bought

provisions, boards for tables and by the light of

torches fed 20 men. They paid $1 each and

became regular customers.

Business thrived, and she made her husband a

partner. A frame house was built around the

shelter, rooms were added and from 75 to 200

boarders paid them $25 a week. Money was

quickly made, and in six months, they had

invested $20,000 in their business.

It was a time of prosperity. Rich placer mines

were all around; everyone had money and

spent it. Nevada City grew quickly. The most

profitable employment was gambling, and

those who pursued it were the aristocracy of

the town. Fortunes were won and lost with the

turn of a card. Men danced, drank and

caroused all night and worked all day.

Shortly after the Wilsons arrived, the first ball

was held. There were 12 ladies and about 300

men. Attire of the day was calico dresses, and

blue woolen shirts with trousers stuffed into

boot tops.

The Wilsons had lived in Nevada City 18

months, when disaster hit again. This time it

was a fire which leveled the town. Some 8,000

were homeless and most penniless as well. Left

with $500 Luzena and Mason sold their city lot

for a few dollars.

Although the rebuilt town was more prosperous

than ever, the Wilsons decided it was time to

leave and headed to the valley. Drawn to the

area beyond Sacramento, the family settled

near what is now Vacaville. They farmed, and

Luzena once again successfully set herself up in

the hotel business.

Hearing miners

were striking it

rich in Nevada

City (then

called Coyote

Diggins), they

headed for the

hills. The trip

took 12

days.

PHOTOS: SEARLS HISTORICAL LIBRARY

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Antiques, Vintage & Thrift

The Thrill of

the Hunt

As a region rich in gold mining

history you never know what

you might discover in the

antique stores and thrift shops

of Nevada County.

Here’s a round up of some of

our favorite places to hunt for

that special item that speaks

to you.

Whether it be antique,

primitive, rustic, Asian antique,

vintage or refurbished, you’re

likely to come away with a

unique little something to

remember us by!

Kodo Arts

Japanese

Antiques

Warehouse

571 Searls Ave

Nevada City

(530) 478-0812

kodo-japaneseantiques.com

An Inner

Sanctum

308 Broad St

Nevada City

(530) 478-9905

Main St

Antiques

and Books

214 1/2 Main St

Grass Valley

(530)265-3108

Solstice

104 N Pine St

Nevada City

(530) 478-1221

AnimalSave

Thrift &

Treasures

520 E Main St

Grass Valley

(530) 274-1111

animalsave.org

Vintage

on Main

102 W Main St

Grass Valley

(530) 802-5354

Vintage

on Mill

117 Mill St

Grass Valley

(530) 802-5283

ANIMALSAVE

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Nevada County is a place where people look out for their neighbors and

come to the aid of strangers; where volunteerism is an important part of life.

It’s also a place with endless outdoor activities, a strong cultural base,

great history and a variety of fun events for all ages.

People with varied backgrounds, interests and experiences are warmly welcomed.

Nevada County is a very special place!

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Welcome Home!

There’s something here for everyone

Would you like to live

next to a golf course?

Do you long for a modern

home with a view?

Thinking of downsizing

in retirement?

How about a cabin or

chalet in the woods?

Or ski lodge perched on a

mountain?

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If you’re searching for a home

in a dream location – perhaps

an ideal place to raise a family

or a beautiful place to retire

– Nevada County has a lot of

options to fit a wide range of

lifestyles.

Would you like to claim your

own piece of mining history?

Consider a miner’s cottage

or mine owner’s Victorian. Or

connect with a local architect

and contractor to create the

home you always wanted.

Retirees can live in a senior

village, a mobile home park,

condo or an apartment

complex dedicated to seniors.

For those who want to take

advantage of the county’s

rural nature, how about

a horse ranch. Or a farm,

country estate, lakefront

property or home in the

forest. Other possibilities

include gated communities

with amenities, in-town and

out-of-town subdivisions,

as well as traditional family

neighborhoods near schools.

No matter what direction

you choose, Nevada County

Association of REALTORS ®

agents are ready to help you

find that perfect property.

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Local Agriculture

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Mountain Bounty is the oldest and largest

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

farm operation in the Sierra. It was started

in 1997 by John Tecklin, who has been

farming since the early 1990s.

A 50-acre organic family farm, Mountain

Bounty is on the San Juan Ridge, not far

from Nevada City. Eighteen acres are

currently under cultivation. The rest of the

land is forest and meadows.

Utilizing organic practices, they make use

of cover crops, compost and organic soil

amendments to grow 40 different crops

and 140 varieties.

A crew of 16 includes several interns who

work from April to November, the main

growing season. These interns often go on

to start their own farms, or work on other

farms. Some stay at Mountain Bounty.

The farm is firmly committed to

Community Supported Agriculture,

focusing on providing a local source

of quality produce while working on

economic sustainability for local farmers.

To this end, Mountain Bounty offers the

public a CSA program that provides boxes

of seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers.

They also have wholesale customers, such

as Briar Patch Co-op, California Organics

and several local restaurants. And, they

can be found Saturdays at the Nevada City

Farmers Market.

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Community Support

Faced with the expiration of the lease on the major

portion of its farm land, which could not be renewed

as the owner wanted to sell the land, Mountain Bounty

reached out.

Enter Forever Farms, a collaborative campaign launched

by Bear Yuba Land Trust, Sierra Harvest and BriarPatch

Co-op to create a fund to purchase and preserve area

farmland. Their first endeavor is the purchase of land

leased by Mountain Bounty. Learn More: bylt.org,

sierraharvest.org, briarpatch.coop

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Get Outdoors!

Plant Something

to View or Eat

Learn a Lot

NEVADA COUNTY MASTER

GARDENERS: Free workshops

throughout the year, Hot Line

for questions, gardening book.

Demonstration Garden, NID

grounds, 1036 W. Main St., Grass

Valley. Open during NID hours, tours

available. ncmg.ucanr.org

Gatherings

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT

SOCIETY: The Redbud Chapter

welcomes all native plant lovers

in Nevada and Placer Counties. It

offers field trips, lectures and holds

a fall plant sale. redbud-cnps.org

NEVADA COUNTY BONSAI CLUB:

Open to all who are interested in

the art of bonsai from beginners

to experienced enthusiasts.

Information on Facebook

Inspiration

SPRING GARDEN TOUR: Held

in May, a self-guided tour of six to

seven local gardens. Sponsored by

Soroptimist International of the

Sierra Foothills. sierrasoroptimist.org

EMPIRE MINE STATE HISTORIC

PARK: Rose Garden at peak early

May and June. Tour of the park

gardens and grounds is available.

Entrance to the park located near

Grass Valley off Hwy. 174 (take East

Empire Street). (530) 273-8522

Conservation

NEVADA COUNTY RESOURCE

CONSERVATION DISTRICT

(NCRCD): Assists owners and land

managers in improvement of their

land. Offers seminars/workshops,

advisory visits and school programs.

(530) 272-3417; ncrcd.org

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Get Growing

SIERRA HARVEST: Helps those who want

to start a vegetable garden or revamp one

they have, trains farmers, has a Farm-to-School

program. Holds events like a Sustainable

Food and Farm Conference, operates

Food Love Farm.

(530) 265-2343; sierraharvest.org

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Opportunities

Plan, Create, Grow

During the Gold Rush, entrepreneurs provided food, goods and shelter, and often achieved

greater wealth than the miners.

Today, the county’s economy includes everything from cutting edge technology companies to

manufacturers that ship products all over the world to small retail businesses.

Tourism has been a factor in the eastern end of the county since the mid-1890s, and the

town of Truckee has for the most part been tourist driven. Today, however, the community is

exploring ways to build a more diverse economy.

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ERC

Working with businesses looking to grow

and entrepreneurs thinking of creating a

business, the Nevada County Economic

Resource Council (ERC) is also dedicated

to assist in business attraction and

retention.

A part of the ERC is the Nevada County

Tech Connection. It concentrates on

developing, retaining and attracting tech

talent and businesses, and is an off shoot

of the Connected Communities Academy.

The Academy offers training in the field of

technology, information about tech careers

and advice for those looking to change

careers. ncerc.org; nctechconnection.org

Business Ignitor

The nonprofit Sierra Commons has

education programs, tools to turn ideas

into new businesses and helps existing

businesses go to the next level. Look into

their mentorships, classes, workshops, the

in-depth Ignitor Course and shared office

space. sierracommons.org

Get Going

Want to start a business, but need

help? Contact the Sierra Small Business

Development Center at the Sierra Business

Council. Here you will find one-on-one

advice on everything from developing a

business plan to marketing to financing.

There are two offices in Nevada County–

one in Truckee and one on New Mohawk

Road in Nevada City. sierrasbdc.com

Start-Up

You Bet! Bicycle Sales & Service

“I couldn’t have done it without them,” says Jay Barre, owner of You Bet!

Bicycle Sales & Service in Nevada City. “Them” is the Sierra Small Business

Development Center (SSBDC).

Barre put his brick and mortar shop together from scratch, step by step,

with help from a SSBDC mentor. He was guided through each phase,

starting with writing a business plan. Along the way, he was also put in

touch with helpful specialists.

Having been in the bicycle industry for years, he saw potential to start his

own business, which opened in August of 2019. The shop’s main focus is

on servicing bikes, but he also sells them. The emphasis is on mountain

biking and gravel riding.

He has also connected with the community by organizing group rides in

the mornings and evenings, and the Nevada Union High School bike team

stages rides from his shop off Searls Avenue.

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Tribute Trail, Nevada City.

Keeping Fit

FIT CULTURE STUDIO: 75 Bost Ave.,

Nevada City. Personal and small group

training sessions, coaching programs,

fitness classes, indoor cycle classes, mat

pilates, as well as youth and adult athletic

performance and conditioning.

(530) 265-5342.

SOUTH YUBA CLUB: 130 West Berryhill

Dr., Grass Valley. Free classes, childcare,

personal training, yoga, pilates, group

exercise, senior classes, cycling, team

training, aqua aerobics, saltwater pool,

sauna and tennis courts. (530) 272-7676.

TRAINING ZONE: Pine Creek Shopping

Center, Grass Valley. This Gym/Physical

Fitness Center for all ages and fitness

levels offers group exercise classes,

personal and small group training, Fitness

Bootcamps and childcare with activities.

(530) 273-9663.

Insight Healthy Living

This magazine/directory is a resource for

natural health and intentional living. It is

available at sites throughout the community.

(530) 265-9255; insightdirectory.com

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We have it all: from community

programs to town parks and

recreation departments to

fitness centers, health clubs

and locally grown food.

Get Up and Go

This is a free, eight to ten week training

program designed for beginner walkers to

advanced runners.

Held once a week at the Nevada Union High

School track on Ridge Road, it’s a safe way to

find your comfort level. There are four levels,

each with their own coach: walkers, walk/

runners, runners and trail runners.

Sponsored by Trkac Running Store, Sierra

TrailBlazers and Gilligan’s Hillagains, this

annual program is held in the evening.

Information: (530) 274-4422.

Race Training

For serious runners, there is a 5K, 10K,

Half and Trail Half Marathon program for

specific races. Sponsored by Trkac Running

Store, sessions are held three times a year

and include track work and long runs.

Information: (530) 274-4422.

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Recreation

BEAR RIVER RECREATION & PARK

DISTRICT: Programs include adult men’s

basketball and adult softball, as well as a

variety of activities for youth. brrpd.org

TRUCKEE DONNER RECREATION

& PARKS DEPARTMENT: A number of

adult activities and classes are available,

including personal training, Tai Chi, deep

water aerobics, belly dancing, acting

and fencing. You can also join pickleball,

softball, basketball and volleyball leagues.

tdrpd.org

BriarPatch

Food Co-op

To encourage healthy eating, BriarPatch

emphasizes foods that are nutritious,

minimally processed, organically grown,

free of artificial additives and locally grown

(if possible). They have a large wellness

section in the store and a Community

Recipe section on their website.

BriarPatch is located at 290 Sierra College

Dr. in Grass Valley. (530) 272-5333;

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Time for Health

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Clinics & Centers

WESTERN SIERRA MEDICAL CLINIC

Offers a full range of health care

services. Their Urgent Care Clinic

provides access to non-emergency

treatment. It offers no-appointment

same day care to those without a

primary health provider or those whose

provider is not available.

A second local health center has been

opened in Penn Valley which provides

medical and dental services (648-0410).

Information: 274-9762;

wsmcmed.org

YUBADOCS An Urgent Care Center

that treats walk-in patients and

those with appointments for minor

emergencies such as simple fractures,

as well as illness and other common

medical problems providing an

alternative to a hospital visit. Open

every day of the week.

Information: 274-5020;

yubadocs.com

All area codes are 530.

SIERRA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER

This rural health center offers

behavioral health and dental services,

as well as general care for children

and adults, also preventative care and

treatment of chronic health conditions.

It is located in the heart of the San Juan

Ridge on Tyler Foote Road.

Information: 292-3478

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

CHAPA-DE Priority is to serve American

Indians, Alaska Natives and low income

patients. This non-profit health center offers

primary medical care for every member of

the family. Services include women’s health,

dental care, a diabetes program, pharmacy

and PACE for pain patients.

Information: 477-8545; chapa-de.org

Hospitals

DIGNITY HEALTH SIERRA NEVADA

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SNMH has

been providing quality health care to

residents and visitors for over 60 years.

Backed by state-of-the-art equipment, it

offers 24-hour emergency care, inpatient

medical, surgical and intensive care,

comprehensive cancer center, lab and

diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular

services, cardiac rehabilitation program,

wound care and rehabilitation services. As

a Dignity Health System affiliate, SNMH

has access to important regional services.

Information: 274-6000; dignityhealth.org

TAHOE FOREST HEALTH SYSTEM

Included is the Tahoe Forest Hospital, a rural

health care facility and designated critical

access hospital located in Truckee. System

services include 24-hour emergency care,

health clinic, intensive care, orthopedics and

sports medicine, a medical/surgical unit,

cancer center, primary care clinic, women’s

center, long term care and a variety of

community health outreach programs.

Information: 587-6011; tfhd.com

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Sierra College, Nevada County Campus

Sierra College/

Grass Valley

This community college is a resource

for the entire area. While some students

continue on to four-year institutions, others

earn degrees or certificates. There are a

variety of non-credit enrichment courses

available as well.

The campus is located off Sierra College

Drive not far from East Main Street.

Degree and certificate programs are

available locally and online, so area

residents don’t need to drive to the main

campus in Rocklin.

Sierra College is also involved in

Community Education, known as

Kaleidoscope. With over 200 classes

available in Grass Valley, Rocklin and

Roseville, categories range from

computers and finance to gardening, the

outdoors, music, writing and photography.

Classes for older adults are available

through the Osher Lifelong Learning

Institute or OLLI. (see Page 140).

KATY HIGHT

Sierra College/Truckee

The Tahoe-Truckee Campus offers

associate degrees, as well as Community

Education classes, that include everything

from landscape photography to

conversational Spanish. The college is

located in a 25,000 square foot building at

11001 College Trail, Truckee off Hwy. 89.

Libraries

The Nevada County Library System

consists of six facilities including a history

library that contains research material.

Library services are provided for everyone

from preschoolers to elderly shut-ins. They

include educational and cultural programs,

events for the whole family, and Nevada

County Reads and Writes. A popular spot

is the Collaborative Technology Center at

the Madelyn Helling Library.

Also available are an online library catalog,

public computers, job and career information,

Library to Go (downloadable audio and

ebooks) and teen activities.

SIERRA COLLEGE

Nevada County Campus

274-5300

Tahoe-Truckee Campus

550-2225

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COUNTY LIBRARIES

Nevada City–Madelyn Helling:

265-7050

Grass Valley–Royce Branch: 273-4117

Doris Foley History: 265-4606

Penn Valley Station: 432-5764

Bear River Library: 271-4147

Truckee Library: 582-7846

Service Locations: Visit website

mynevadacounty.com/library

All area codes are 530.

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Stay Active

Age Shouldn’t Matter

By Paula C. Collins

History Buff

Brita (Berryman) Rozynski (93) has lived in

Nevada County all of her life and continues

to remain active in the community. Three

days a week you will find her at Searls

Historical Library doing “whatever needs to

be done.” Currently, she is putting Nevada

City assessment records into a data base.

With her love of history it is no surprise that

she is also a member of the Nevada County

Historical Society board of directors serving

as a director-at-large and sunshine chair.

Rozynski has been a member of the Grass

Valley Native Daughters of the Golden

West for 75 years and is currently a trustee.

Her roots are deeply embedded in the

area as both parents were born here and

one of her grandfathers arrived in the late

1860s from Cornwall to work in the mines.

And that brings up the Cornish pasty,

a meat pie. Until the summer of 2019,

Rozynski participated in making and selling

pasties at the United Methodist Church

monthly fundraiser. Although she has

slowed down some, this perky woman still

enjoys local entertainment and events like

the Historical Society’s speaker nights. She

also likes book sales, not surprising as she

is an avid reader.

Going Strong

At 75, Pamela Yazell shows no sign

of slowing down. For example, she is

currently president of the Rotary Club of

Penn Valley and participates in the club’s

projects such as helping with a science

fair at Williams Ranch grade school, and

preparing Christmas food baskets for at

risk families.

Yazell is someone who embraces life, which

explains her hair color. “I was approaching

a certain age and decided to go purple,”

she explains.

Photographer

Retirement has afforded Jim Slouber

(70) additional time to pursue

his passion – photography. The

photographs he takes are mostly

landscapes, and he has been

fortunate to seek-out subject matter in

China, Italy and Ireland on trips led by

David Wong, a local photographer. In

fact, Slouber hopes his next trip will be

a return to scenic Ireland.

Slouber is a member of the Nevada

County Camera Club, does some

astrophotography with his grandson

and has built a home studio.

She has discovered OLLI at Sierra College

geared to lifelong learners, and enjoys

their film and history classes. A movie buff,

on Saturday nights she will go on her own

to what she considers “a must see film.”

A highlight of her year is attending the

San Francisco Ballet’s new season, and

she also goes to local theatre productions

and concerts. Yazell has a daily reading

schedule and says she reads “just about

anything and everything.”

JIM SLOUBER

His father was a mining engineer and

worked at the Empire Mine, so it is

only natural for Slouber to become

a docent at the now State Historic

Park. Dressing the part of a miner,

he enjoys participating in Mine Yard

Living History Days by taking visitors

into a mine shaft.

Involved in the community Slouber is

a volunteer with the senior firewood

program sponsored by Gold Country

Senior Services. He picks up, splits and

stacks wood. A man of many interests,

he also likes to cook and uses his

kitchen skills at a local church helping

prepare their Last Friday Suppers.

An important part of her life is a small

group of friends who call themselves

WOCA (Women of a Certain Age). They

go out to dinner, attend performances,

hold potlucks, exchange books, celebrate

events like birthdays, help each other, and

of course, talk.

A widow, Yazell sold the businesses she

and her husband owned, downsized and

moved to a home in Eskaton Village,

where she is happily getting to know her

neighbors and fellow dog walkers.

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Be Independent!

Have Fun, Stay Healthy

OLLI Field Trip to Empire Mine.

Sierra Foothills Village

Sierra Foothills Village

is a non-profit

which helps members stay safely and

comfortably in their homes as they age.

Programs and services include

transportation, technology assistance,

pet walking, light home maintenance and

notification of social events.

Information: (530) 205-3326

sierrafoothillsvillage.org

Education

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

is a unique community for lifelong learners

50 and over who want to learn new things

– without the stress of tests or grades!

Club OLLI offers a wide variety of courses

in art, film, health, history, literature, music

and science. There is also a book club and

periodic field trips.

Classes are held at Sierra College’s Nevada

County and Rocklin Campuses. There is a

nominal fee for each class (a few are free)

and a semester registration processing fee.

Annual membership in Club OLLI is $20.

Information: (916) 781-6290

sierracollege.edu/olli

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Music

A group of musicians gather every week on

the Sierra College Nevada County Campus

to rehearse classical music.

Many are retired. They make up the OLLI

Orchestra (see Education) which gives

local professional and amateur musicians

an opportunity to perform and play

together. Their schedule includes two free

community performances a year, in the

spring and fall.

Information: olliorchestra.org

Exercise

If you would like to participate in track and

field but think that ship has sailed, think

again. Sierra Gold Masters track and field

team members range in age from 30 to 90

plus. Many compete in Masters national

and international championships.

The team includes a variety of skill levels.

More experienced members, including a

number who fall into groups over 50, have

brought home some impressive titles.

Information:

facebook.com/SierraGoldTrackandField

Community Services

With the motto “Food-Firewood-Fun-

Fitness,” Gold Country Senior Services

strives to meet the needs and interests

of seniors. Services include the Gold

Country Senior Cafe and Meals on

Wheels, blood pressure checks, activities

such as bingo and insurance counseling,

and exercise classes.

Information: (530) 615-4541

goldcountryservices.org

Sierra Senior Services in Truckee provides

congregate dining and Meals on Wheels.

They also offer blood pressure checks and

senior referrals.

Information: (530) 550-7600.

sierraseniors.org

FREED has been a resource for aging

and disability services since 1985, offering

independent living skills training, a fix-it

program, a device lending library and a

friendly visitor program. FREED volunteers

also call and chat with older adults who

are isolated or need someone to check-in

with them. A care transition program helps

seniors transition from hospital to home.

Information: (530) 477-3333. FREED.org


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email: info@wolfcreeklodge.org

Phone: 800.558.3775

McCamant & Durrett Architects

Please contact us to schedule a tour of the Lodge

• 30 green built, energy efficient homes

• Balance of private and community living

• Close to shops, services and trails

• Forested open space

along Wolf Creek

Assisted Living | Memory Care

Short-Term Respite Care

(530) 274-1992

316 Olympia Park Circle

www.brunswickvillage.org

Grass Valley License # 292700174

Call For

A Tour

Today

Assisted Living

Feels Like Home and So Much More!

• Ideal Location

For Seniors To Live

Center of

Downtown Grass Valley

• Privately owned and operated providing

a “Family Atmosphere”

• You can window shop while you walk

• Participate in all the downtown activities as

they happen right at our doorstep

• Local bus transportation is only a half-block away

305 West Main St., Grass Valley CA 95945

(530) 273-7137 • bretharteretirement.com

State License # 295001463

No Levels or

Points Fees Above Basic Rate

From our family to yours since 1984

120 Dorsey Dr., Grass Valley • 273-4849

www.SierraViewManor.com

(Near Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, next to Springhill Manor Skille Care & Rehab)

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GOLD | LIVING

Get Connected!

Become Part of the Community

Joanie Bumpus

Daffodil Run

organized by

the Penn Valley

Rotary Club, Hi

Graders Lions Club

and PV Chamber

of Commerce.

Proceeds benefit

youth programs,

schools and the

community.

Check Out

The Gold Country Welcome Club is for

those who would like to make new friends

and learn more about the community.

There are activity groups and special

events. gcwelcome.com

No matter how long you have lived in the

area, the Newcomers Club of Nevada

County has a place for women who want

to socialize and have fun. They have

activities, lunch meetings and projects.

newcomersnc.org

For Kids

Need ideas that will involve the whole

family or help the kids make friends?

See Page 65.

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Volunteer

Do something for your new community.

Start by going to the Center for Nonprofit

Leadership website (cnlsierra.org) where

you will find organizations that can use

volunteers. Go to the membership list to

find contacts for groups such as the United

Way of Nevada County, Child Advocates,

Habitat for Humanity, Animal Save,

Forest Alliance, Welcome Home Vets and

Interfaith Food Ministry.

Connecting Point’s Volunteer Hub matches

their volunteers’ interests, skills and

preferences to local nonprofits, schools

and public agencies.

volunteerhub.connectingpoint.org

Join In

Among active organizations are

Toastmasters, Gold Country Celtic Society,

the Amateur Radio Club, Roamin Angels

Car Club, Gold Country Fly Fishers and

the Nevada County Camera Club. They all

have websites and would welcome new

members.

Giving Back

Interested in service and fellowship,

Nevada County has a number of service

clubs including Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and

Soroptimist International. Information can

be found online under club name and

community, for example Rotary, Truckee.


THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ADVERTISERS AND SUPPORTERS!

ANIMALS, SUPPLIES & SERVICES

Sierra Valley Feed & Ranch Supply ............54

Truckee Tahoe Pet Lodge............................62

Wild Birds Unlimited ................................30

ANTIQUES, RESELL, THRIFT &

CONSIGNMENT

An Inner Sanctum....................................123

AnimalSave Thrift ....................................123

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques ..................123

Vintage on Mill/Vintage on Main ............123

AUTOMOBILE & TRANSPORTATION

Automotive City ........................................67

Brake and Muffler Barn ..........................112

C&E Auburn Indian and V-Twin ..................20

Certified Automotive Repair ......................66

Certified Automotive Repair ....................146

Eagle Quick Lube and Car Wash ..............146

Fletcher's Autoglass ................................146

Foothill Car Care ........................................67

Gold Country Express Lube & Car Wash ..145

Grass Valley Chevron ................................64

Les Schwab Tire Center ..............................58

Penn Valley Shell ......................................45

Riebes Auto Parts ......................................67

Sierra Auto Body, Inc. ................................67

TART............................................................38

Tripp's Auto Body ......................................67

White's Sierra Station, Inc..........................57

BOOKSTORES

Nevada County Books..............................115

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE,

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

East Sierra Valley Chamber ........................57

Grass Valley Downtown Association ..........28

Nevada City Chamber ................................20

Penn Valley Area Chamber ........................42

Sierra County Chamber..............................52

South Nevada County Chamber ..............48

Truckee Donner Chamber ..........................38

CHURCHES

Twin Cities Church......................................82

CSA FARMS

Mountain Bounty Farm............................128

EDUCATION

Forest Charter School ..............................137

FOOD, WINE, BEER, CATERING,

MARKETS AND CONVENIENCE

1849 Brewing Company..........................103

Afternoon Deli............................................91

Alloro Ristorante ........................................97

Avanguardia Wines..................................103

BackPorch Market ......................................94

Bill's Chuckwagon ....................................91

Bistro 221 ..................................................93

BriarPatch Food Co-op................................96

Bud's Old Fashioned Fountain ..................98

Carolines Coffee Roasters ..........................94

Carringtons Fine Wines ..........................103

Cirino's at Main Street ..............................86

Coffee And .................................................98

Corvus Bakery A Gluten Free Bakery ..........97

Cosmic Roots Market ................................89

Cottonwood Restaurant ............................99

Diego's Restaurant ....................................91

Donner Lake Kitchen..................................99

El Favorito Taqueria....................................94

El Milagro Mexican Restaurant..................97

Emily's Catering ........................................97

Flour Garden Bakery ..................................91

Friar Tucks Restaurant & Bar ......................89

Fudenjuce ................................................145

Grass Valley Brewing Co/Roost ................104

Grass Valley Chevron Extra Mile ................64

Harmony Ridge Market ............................46

Heartwood Eatery ......................................92

Holiday Market/Lake of the Pines ..............48

Holiday Market/Penn Valley ......................45

Ike's Quarter Cafe ......................................93

Java Dream ................................................97

Jernigan's Tap House and Grill..................89

La Cocina De Oro........................................54

Los Dos Hermanos ....................................56

Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery/Tasting Room100

Marshalls Pasties ......................................91

Meade Hill Vineyard & Winery ................103

Miner Moe's Pizza....................................145

Morgan's Lobster Shack ............................99

Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe..................20

Nevada City Classic Cafe ............................93

Newcastle Produce ....................................97

Olive Groove, The ......................................95

Paulette's Country Kitchen ........................91

Pianeta & Christy Hill Restaurants ............99

Pizza Joint, The ..........................................89

Port of Subs..............................................145

Rhonda's Lil' Frosty ....................................57

Royal Dragon ............................................94

Sardine Lakes Restaurant and Lodge ........54

Sierra Country Store ..................................56

Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery ................103

Sopa Thai....................................................93

Sorracco's Saloon ......................................56

SPD Markets ..............................................89

St Charles Place..........................................56

Subway ......................................................60

Szabo Vineyards ......................................103

Taco Bell at Penn Valley Shell ....................45

Tacos Jalisco ..............................................99

Tess' Kitchen Store ....................................30

Tess' Kitchen Store ..................................145

Thirsty Barrel Bar & Grille ..........................97

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co ..............93

Tofanelli's Gold Country Bistro ..................86

Truckee River Winery..................................99

White's Sierra Station, Inc..........................57

Willo, The ..................................................93

GIFTS, CLOTHING, FLORISTS,

FOOTWEAR, HOUSEWARES,

TOYS, CRAFTS

All Seasons Awards ....................................46

Asylum Down & Yabobo ............................20

Beautiful Boutique & Accessories ..............30

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames ..............112

Crystal Empire Gems..................................30

Element & Loft ..........................................30

Empire Shoes ..........................................112

Foothill Flowers........................................114

Foothill Mercantile ..................................114

Fur Traders..................................................22

Gunner's Smoke Shop ............................131

Hat Store, The ............................................22

Heart and Home ........................................30

Mama Madrone's Eco-Emporium ..............20

Mountain Pastimes ....................................22

Mountain Recreation ................................28

Novaks Men's Wear ..................................22

Red Pony ....................................................57

Solstice ....................................................123

Treehouse, The ..........................................38

HEALTH, WELLNESS, MEDICAL,

DENTAL, PHARMACIES

Back to Health Chiropractic ....................135

Chapa-De Indian Health ........................135

Child Advocates of Nevada County ............74

Connecting Point ....................................135

Dokimos Pharmacy..................................136

Fit Culture Studio ....................................135

Grass Valley Eye Care ..............................136

Gregory Moulton, D.D.S ..........................146

Insight Directory ......................................112

Monigatti-Lake M.D. ................................135

HOME BUILDING, GARDEN,

SERVICES, SUPPLIES

Ag Natural................................................131

Anderson Septic & Sewer ..........................48

Anything Green Hydroponics ..................131

B&C True Value Home & Garden................60

Beam Easy Living Center ..........................64

Bobby Jones Concrete Work ......................36

Bob's Discount Carpet, Inc ......................145

Budget Blinds ..........................................146

Byers' LeafGuard Gutter Systems ..............18

Byers' LeafGuard Gutter Systems ..............58

Country Wood Furniture ............................30

DWS Painting ..........................................144

Foster & Son Trucking ..............................131

Four Seasons Landscape Materials..........128

Grass Valley Hydrogarden ......................131

Janet's Backyard Maples ........................131

Knight's Paint ..........................................144

Moule Paint and Glass ............................145

Mr.Rooter of Nevada County ..................120

Penn Valley True Value Hardware ..............45

Peters Drilling & Pump Service................110

Precision Electric ......................................110

Ridge Logging & Land Management ........74

Ridge Logging & Land Management ......120

Sierra Hardware ........................................54

Sierra Sun Fences and Landscaping ........112

Sweetland Garden Mercantile ................131

TNC/Top Notch Construction ....................110

Villager Nursery Inc., The ..........................38

Weiss Brothers Nursery ..........................145

WrightBuild Inc. ......................................132

JEWELERS, GOLD & SILVER

La Cache ....................................................22

La Galleria ..................................................38

Sierra Gold and Coin..................................28

Stucki Jewelers ............................................5

Utopian Stone ..............................................2

LEGAL & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Law Office of Beau Mayfield ......................46

Winton Strauss Law Group ......................126

LODGING

Best Western Gold Country Inn ..............106

Best Western Plus Truckee Tahoe Hotel ..109

Carriage House Inn ....................................54

Castle Peak Vacation Rentals......................62

Constellation Creek....................................54

Creektown Cottages ................................108

Gold Creek Inn B&B ................................108

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites ..................108

Inn Town Campground ............................108

Nevada City Inn ......................................108

Northern Queen Inn ................................106

Sierra Skies RV Park ..................................54

Truckee River RV Park ..............................107

Two Room Inn ..........................................107

MULTIMEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services ......11

Grass Valley..............................................112

YubaNet.com, Inc. ......................................56

PRINTING & GRAPHIC SERVICES

Grass Valley Sign Co. ..............................125

House of Print & Copy..............................115

Real Graphic ............................................126

Walker's Office Supply ..............................48

REAL ESTATE – COMPANIES, LIVING

& MANAGEMENT

Berriman Ranch/Homes by Towne ..........125

Century 21 Cornerstone Realty....................9

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty ........6-7

Gateway Wildwood West Real Estate ..........3

Keller Williams ..........................................10

Network Real Estate ..................................14

Paul Law Realty ........................................125

RCI Realty ..................................................48

RE/MAX Gold ............................................46

SVN Highland Commercial......................132

Wildwood Center ......................................42

REAL ESTATE – LENDING & TITLE

American Pacific Mortgage ........................26

Northern California Mortgage Co. ..........126

REAL ESTATE– AGENTS

Cheryl & Allison Rellstab RE/Max Gold ......46

Eve Ggem/RCI Realty ................................48

Diane Helms/Century 21 Cornerstone Realty 18

Kathy Papola/Network Real Estate ..........126

Pam Auld/Network Real Estate ..................20

RECREATION, MUSEUMS & PASTIMES

49er Fun Park ............................................28

Aspen, Bowman, Faucherie, Jackson Meadows,

Long Ravine, Orchard Springs, Peninsula, ....

Scott’s Flat Lake, Silvertip Campgrounds 164

Miners Foundry..........................................20

Mountain Recreation ................................28

Mustang Firearms & Sporting Goods ......113

Nevada County Fair ......................................4

Nevada County Historical Society ............120

Prosperity Lanes ......................................112

Sugar Bowl ................................................62

Tour of Nevada City Bicycle ........................22

Towers Casino & Card Room ....................147

Trkac ..........................................................74

Tropical Tans ............................................144

SALONS, TANNING, BODY CARE

Simply You Salon & Spa ............................45

SENIOR LIVING & ASSISTED LIVING,

IN HOME CARE

Bret Harte Retirement Inn, The................141

Brunswick Village Assisted Living Community141

Comfort Keepers ......................................135

Eskaton Village Grass Valley ....................139

Sierra View Manor ..................................141

Wolf Creek Lodge ....................................141

SERVICES

Cracked Wireless Repair ..........................144

Edward Jones Truckee................................38

Ernie's Van & Storage ................................26

Ferrellgas ................................................144

First US Community Credit Union ............60

GeoSolve, Inc. ..........................................126

Laser Engraving & Embroidery ................112

Mercury Cleaners ......................................28

New York Life/Thomas Cox ......................137

Noble Guardian ......................................113

NV5 ..........................................................115

Penn Valley Mini Storage ..........................45

Penn Valley Notary ....................................45

Truckee Tahoe Airport District ....................34

UPS ..........................................................115

THE ARTS

Art Works Gallery ......................................82

Center for the Arts ......................................85

Neighborhood Center for the Arts ............82

SYRCL'S Wild & Scenic film Festival ..........82

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Grass Valley, CA, 95945

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530.272.8244 phone

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Any 2-Foot Cold Sub

Just $ 16.99

873 Sutton Way

Between Safeway & CVS

_________

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Hwy 20 & Gold Flat Exit

Expires 7/31/21. Good only at above locations.

Not valid with any other offer or coupon.

$1.00 Off A Large Sub

75¢ Off A Medium Sub

50¢ Off A Small Sub

873 Sutton Way

Between Safeway & CVS

_________

& _________

407 Hollow Way

Hwy 20 & Gold Flat Exit

Expires 7/31/21. Good only at above locations.

Not valid with any other offer or coupon.

A Fresh Food Oasis in the Desert of Fast-Food

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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1992

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$

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$

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OFF

615 Maltman Dr

Grass Valley

EXPIRES 7/31/2021

273-5814

WEISS BROTHERS

NURSERY

WITH PURCHASE OF $35 OR MORE.

NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS OR DISCOUNTS

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Kitchen & Culinary

Good on purchase of $40 or more

115 Mill Street, Downtown Grass Valley • 530.273.6997

Mon – Thur: 9:30am – 5:00pm • Fri – Sat: 9:30am – 6:00pm

Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm EXPIRES 7/31/2021

BOB’s

Discount Carpet, Inc.

Carpet • Tile • Laminate

Hardwood • Vinyl • Wallpaper

25% off

Any Remnant or

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Family Owned and Operated Since 1977

995 Golden Gate Terrace, Grass Valley • 272-2100

bobsdiscountcarpetinc.com

SENIOR & VETERANS

DISCOUNT

On Any Carpet or Flooring

Not Valid With Any Other Discount

70th ANNIVERSARY

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any purchase of $50 or more.

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Jim Moule

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SINCE 1949

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• Glass, Shower & Mirror

Installation

• Vinyl, Fiberglass & Wood

Window Installation

• Windshields & Auto Glass

• Superdeck & Olympic Stains

• Pittsburgh Paints

• Kelly Moore Paints

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any purchase of $250 or more.

EXCLUDES SALE PRICES!

ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER.

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ANY OTHER OFFER. EXP. 7/31/21

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Autel

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Calibration

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127 Stewart Street, Grass Valley

Gregory B. Moulton, DDS

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148 Catherine Lane, Grass Valley • Next to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

General Dentistry • Complete Dental Care

Root Canals • Crown-Bridge Dentures • Veneers • Bleaching

Implants • Hygiene Appointments • Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Most Insurance Accepted

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15% Off on future treatment for the first 3 months

Ask us about U Veneers

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We Service Cars, Trucks, RV’s

TRANSMISSION

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FLUSHES

BELTS

BULBS

BRAKES

AUTO/TRUCK

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17548 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley

530-432-4749

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The Nevada Irrigation District provides

Wonderful Recreation Experiences

at their Reservoirs and Campgrounds

PHOTO BY BOB WHITE

PHOTO BY KRISTI KELLY

PHOTO BY DAVE CARTER

Scotts Flat Lake

reservations (530) 265-5302

general info (530) 265-8861

23333 Scotts Flat Road, Nevada City, CA 95959

Long Ravine Campground

reservations (530) 346-6166

26909 Rollins Lake Road, Colfax, CA 95713

Faucherie, Aspen

and Silvertip Group Campgrounds

reservations (530) 265-5302

Jackson Meadows

general information (530) 265-5302

Campground Sites for Tents & RV’s • Stores • Fishing • Bait & Tackle

Hot Showers • Handicap Accessible Restrooms • Beach • Boat Launch & Rentals

Peninsula Campground also offers Cabins • Great Walking & Biking Trails at Scott’s Flat

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PHOTO BY MONICA REYES

Peninsula

Campground

reservations (530) 477-9413

21597 You Bet Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Orchard Springs

Campground

reservations (530) 346-0073

general info (530) 265-8861

19085 Larsen Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945

PHOTO BY DAVE CARTER

recreation.nidwater.com or orchardspringscampground.com

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