Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
N. C. N. G. R. R.
(Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad)
Erected 1977 by Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 13.016′ N, 121° 3.41′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Bennett Street and Kidder Street, on the left when traveling east on Bennett Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the northeast corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Bennett Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbiad Cannon – 1850 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinatown, Grass Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Brewery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williams Stationery Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reliance Hose Company No. 3 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
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. The NCNGRR Museum gives a short history of the railroad. (Submitted on November 13, 2011.)
2. Engines of the NCNGRR. (Submitted on November 13, 2011.)
3. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. Satellite views of the depot site showing building and route layouts. (Submitted on November 13, 2011.)
4. 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 November 13, 2011.)
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