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

Nevada Theater

 
 
Nevada Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
1. Nevada Theater Marker
Inscription. California’s oldest existing theater building. The Nevada opened September 9, 1865. Celebrities such as Mark Twain, Jack London and Emma Nevada have appeared on its stage. Closed in 1957. The theater was later purchased through public donations and reopened May 17, 1968, to again serve the cultural needs of the community.
 
Erected 1974 by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Historical Landmarks and Liberal Arts Commissions of Nevada County. (Marker Number 863.)
 
Location. 39° 15.773′ N, 121° 1.209′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street near Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Broad Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Broad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill
Nevada Theater image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
2. Nevada Theater
(about 300 feet away); Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop (about 300 feet away); Ten Stamp Mill (about 300 feet away); Nevada County Traction Company (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 863).
 
Also see . . .  The Nevada Theater. (Submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
Nevada Theater image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
3. Nevada Theater
Emma Nevada (Wixom) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 1981
4. Emma Nevada (Wixom)
Nightengale of the Comstock. She sang for the Clampers and for Queen Victoria. Tribute paid her by ECV, San Francisco, '39.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,214 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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