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

Site of Lake City

(AKA Painesville)

Site of Lake City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
1. Site of Lake City Marker
First cabin built 1853
Pop. 340 in 1857
On this spot stood the livery stable of Bridget Waldon

Location. 39° 21.502′ N, 120° 56.653′ W. Marker is near North Columbia, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake City Road and North Bloomfield Road on Lake City Road. Click for map. Marker is located near Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park which is located 22 miles north of Nevada City off of State Highway 49. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Humbug Creek (approx. 1.5 miles away); North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); North Bloomfield School (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Columncille's Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece (approx. 2.4 miles away); Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shoot (Chute) Hill (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Columbia.
Regarding Site of Lake City. The town was settled in 1853 as a result of the California Gold Rush and subsequent hydraulic mining at Malakoff Diggins.
Site of Lake City image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. Site of Lake City
Within four years, more than 300 people lived in town.

In 1877, it was included on the route of the world's first long-distance telephone line.

By 1880, the population had dropped to 100.
Source: Wikipedia
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker at French Corral, Ca. commemorating the First Long Distance Telephone Line.
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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