Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Nevada County Traction Co.
1901 – 1924
Erected 1994 by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart, 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City, California.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 12.521′ N, 121° 4.185′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Allison Ranch Road south of McCourtney Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the parking lot of the North Star Mine Powerhouse & Pelton Water Wheel Mining Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10933 Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley CA 95949, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Star Mine Powerhouse (a few steps from this marker); Empire House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Patrick’s Cemetery Mount Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reliance Hose Company No. 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Regarding Nevada County Traction Co.. The Nevada County Traction Company was organized by John Martin in 1901. Construction began on June 1, 1901 and the initial 70 pound rails were in place within three weeks. A power generating plant and 3-stall car barn was built in Glenbrook, the mid-point of the line. Completed in October, 1901, the route went from Boston Ravine, up Mill Street, to East Main Street in Grass Valley; then over Spring Hill to Glenbrook, on to Sacramento Street, turning left and ending on Broad Street in Nevada City. The total cost for five miles of track, four cars, a service car and the power plant-car barn was $217,000. The fare for one way was a nickle.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker at the other end of the street-car line in Nevada
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2011.