“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


(Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad)

N.C.N.G.R.R. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. N.C.N.G.R.R. Marker
Inscription. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad was dedicated May 20, 1876 one hundred feet east of this spot.

Built by John Flint Kidder between 1874-76 it ran 22 miles from Nevada City to Colfax via Grass Valley. Rails taken up in 1942. Sara Kidder, widow of builder, world’s first woman railroad president 1901-13
Erected 1968 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 15.545′ N, 121° 1.069′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Railroad Avenue, on the right on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is located just off the northbound exit ramp of Highway 49 at the Washington Street off-ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pine Street Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Old Brewery” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powell Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Exchange Hotel (approx.
N.C.N.G.R.R. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. N.C.N.G.R.R. Marker
0.2 miles away); The National Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Monitor (approx. ¼ mile away); Hydraulic Gold Mining 21-Inch Gate Valve (approx. ¼ mile away); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Click on “Click to map all markers shown on this page” to view marker placements from Nevada City to Colfax.
Also see . . .
1. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. Maps of the route and additional information. (Submitted on February 14, 2011.) 

2. History of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. The company’s first President was John C. Coleman, president of the North Star Mine. Kidder, the builder, decided to settle down in Grass Valley, becoming the General Superintendent, and in 1884, became the second president. Upon his death in 1901, Kidder’s widow, Sarah, took over, becoming the first female railroad president in the world. (Submitted on February 14, 2011.) 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
N.C.N.G.R.R. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. N.C.N.G.R.R. Marker
Bear River Trestle - A Howe Truss Design Photo, Click for full size
Ted Wurm Collection, circa 1890's
4. Bear River Trestle - A Howe Truss Design
South approach was 430 feet long, the central span 150 feet, and the north approach 160 feet for a total of length of 740 feet.
Bear River Trestle Photo, Click for full size
Roy Graves Collection, circa 1890's
5. Bear River Trestle
The trestle was partially destroyed by fire on August 25, 1896. It was rebuilt and then replaced by a steel structure in 1908.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 827 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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