Near North Columbia in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Lake City
Pop. 340 in 1857
On this spot stood the livery stable of Bridget Waldon
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
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. Marker is located near Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park which is located 22 miles north of Nevada City off of State Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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˝ 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. Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shoot (Chute) Hill (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. 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.
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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.