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

National Exchange Hotel

1854

 
 
National Exchange Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. National Exchange Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Originally the Bicknell Block, stagecoach, mail, express and telegraph center in mining days.
Companies which became Pacific Gas & Electric formed here.
Site of the first whipping post in state.
Façade unchanged since 1854.
 
Erected 1968 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 899.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 39° 15.742′ N, 121° 1.082′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted on the front of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Broad Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Hydraulic Gold Mining 21-Inch Gate Valve (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monitor
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Ladies of the Evening (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flagg Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” (within shouting distance of this marker); Kidd & Knox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaft Drill Core (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Regarding National Exchange Hotel. See “Nearby Marker” The National Hotel for additional information.

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.
 
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle
2. The National Hotel
Marker is mounted on the wall to the left of the window displaying "National Hotel"
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle
3. The National Hotel
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frasher Foto
4. The National Hotel
Description of Postcard:
HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL
In the early "sixties" it was the headquarters for stage lines to the Boom Camps far and near and "was only 18 hours" by stage to far away Virginia City. NEVADA CITY California "on the historic Mother Lode"
Plaque Located in the Parking Lot of the Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
5. Plaque Located in the Parking Lot of the Hotel

Ladies of the Evening
To commemorate that ubiquitous segment of society who have been unacknowledged: who though obscure made an essential contribution to the settlement of the west.
Dedicated October 7, 1972 by
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart
Chapter No. 10 E Clampus Vitus
Nevada City, California
Ladies of the Evening Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
6. Ladies of the Evening Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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