A LEGACY OF GOLD
(Nevada City)The Pennsylvania Engine House number 2 went into operation in Nevada City 1861 and has been in continuous operation since. It is an icon in a Gold Rush town full of visual wealth.
The National Hotel, completed in 1857 claims to be the oldest continuously operating hotel in the west.
Nevada City is home to 3,100. In 1856 the population was 10,000, at the time the third largest city in California. After a series of fires, the fire companies were organized and buildings were constructed of brick and many with iron doors.
The gold and silver rush moved to other areas and the population declined.
Today Nevada City is laid back, relaxed, but the beautiful Victorian style homes remain on the old miner's trails that are today winding and hill sloped roads and streets.
Enjoy one of California's most beautiful towns.
Nevada City is a town of picket fences
Also a town of balconies and sloping streets
Out of the norm juxtapositions and building shapes
Probably won't find this combination elsewhere
It is also a town of walls
and an early fire hydrant
Just up Highway 49 Grass Valley offers a unique tower of its own
This part of the Mother Lode Highway shows that one legacy of the Gold Rush era is homes with charm.
See you down the trail.