January 5, 2015

Introduction to Nevada City

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country 


A Little Background
Reputed to be the best privately preserved and restored small city in the state, this picturesque mining town is also said to contain residential and commercial buildings representative of all the major 19th-century architectural styles.

house at top of Broad Street in Nevada City, California

Scenically situated on seven hills, the town boasts a particularly fine assortment of lovely gingerbread-style Victorian homes, and the entire downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places.  In addition, it is home to more artists per capita than any other California county, and these talented people attract and present themselves in high quality theater and music.  Events at the fairgrounds are doubly worth attending, because it is considered the most beautiful fairgrounds in California.  It is interesting to note that in Spanish “nevada” means “snow-covered.”

Visitor Information

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce  132 Main St., (800) 655-NJOY, (530) 265-2692.

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More ideas for exploring Northern California.

image ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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