2020-2021_Nevada County Gold

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

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.

Start your visit with

a stop at:

NEVADA CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

132 Main St.

(530) 265-2692 or

(800) 655-6569

nevadacitychamber.com

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