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

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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