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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines”

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
1. Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” Marker
Inscription. Nevada City, the “Queen City of the Northern Mines”, became a town of 16,000 in the early 1850’s following the discovery of gold on Deer Creek in 1849. Here is located the largest and best preserved historical downtown district in California Gold Country. As the county seat of Nevada County, Nevada City has maintained its position as the county’s center of government, professional services and cultural activities since its beginning in 1851.

Entered National Register of Historic Places
September 23, 1985

 
Erected by Native Sons of the Golden West, Hydraulic Parlor No. 56.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.752′ N, 121° 1.047′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Union Alley near Broad Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at Calanan Park which is located on the corner of Union Alley and Broad Street. 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. Hydraulic Gold Mining 21-Inch Gate Valve (a few steps from this marker); The Monitor
Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
2. Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Shaft Drill Core (a few steps from this marker); The National Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); National Exchange Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelton Water Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. The National Hotel
Located across the street from Calanan Park.
In 2006 the hotel was featured in the Hallmark Production seen on the Hallmark Channel A Christmas Card, with John Newton, Alice Evans and Ed Asner.
Kidd & Knox Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
4. Kidd & Knox Building
This building, located at the corner of North Pine Street and Broad Street was built in 1856, and has been a major commercial building since the Gold Rush.
The Flagg Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
5. The Flagg Building
This building, located at 233 Broad Street, was built in 1856 and is also known as "The Eternal Saloon." It currently is occupied by a real estate company.
Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 Firehouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
6. Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 Firehouse
Located at 420 Broad Street. Construction money was raised in 1859 by popular subscription and a grand ball staged by the town’s women.
South Yuba Canal Office image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
7. South Yuba Canal Office
This building, located at 134 Main Street, was the site of The South Yuba Canal Water Company and was headquarters for the largest network of water flumes and ditches in the state. These were used to supply water for hydraulic mining in the area. It now houses the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
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