Nevada City (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Vibrant and captivating Nevada City began as a gold-mining camp called Deer Creek Dry Diggins. The large gravel deposits alongside this creek reportedly delivered a pound of pay dirt a day by the fall of 1849, when A. B. Caldwell's general store opened to supply this haphazard collection of tents. By March 1850, somewhere between 6,000 and 16,000 boisterous souls called it home, and the new town was christened Nevada, meaning snow covered in Spanish. After 1861, townsfolk took to adding City to the name, to avoid confusion with the new state whose Comstock silver strike drained off many Nevada City residents.
Seven fires burned early Nevada City to the ground,
sparking a fashion for brick architecture that is evident
in many of the 93 downtown structures listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738530628
ISBN-10: 073853062X
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 5th, 2005
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)