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Historical Markers in Rough and Ready, California

 
Clickable Map of Nevada County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Nevada County, CA (218) Placer County, CA (207) Sierra County, CA (55) Yuba County, CA (46) Washoe County, NV (90)  NevadaCounty(218) Nevada County (218)  PlacerCounty(207) Placer County (207)  SierraCounty(55) Sierra County (55)  YubaCounty(46) Yuba County (46)  WashoeCountyNevada(90) Washoe County (90)
Nevada City is the county seat for Nevada County
Rough and Ready is in Nevada County
      Nevada County (218)  
ADJACENT TO NEVADA COUNTY
      Placer County (207)  
      Sierra County (55)  
      Yuba County (46)  
      Washoe County, Nevada (90)  
 
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1California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — Fippin's Blacksmith Shop
Built in the mid 1850’s by John Fippin and John Single. Fippin married Single’s daughter, Julia, in 1867, and they raised 10 children. Local legend has it that one of Lotta Crabtree’s earliest performances was atop the anvil here. The building . . . Map (db m10561) HM
2California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — Indian Grinding Rock
Indian women used grinding rocks such as these, along with a linear rock called a “pestle”, to grind grass seeds, acorns and other foods during the meal preparation process, which included gathering, storing, leaching and cooking. It is . . . Map (db m39871) HM
3California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — Republic of Rough and ReadyApril 1850 - July 1850
This community of 3000 people seceeded from the Union to declare a free and independant state. Colonel E.F. Brundage was elected President. Congressional action on California statehood was pending at the time.Map (db m57991) HM
4California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — 294 — Rough and Ready
Established in 1849 and named in honor of General Zachary Taylor, after the Rough and Ready Company of miners from Wisconsin, this was one of the principal towns of Nevada County. In 1850, articles of secession were drawn up establishing the . . . Map (db m10560) HM
5California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — 08-01 — Rough and Ready Toll House
Built it 1859 by Benoni Thompson to collect tolls for using the Gephardt Union Turnpike running 6 miles from Penn Valley to Grass Valley. The last remaining original toll house in the West. It served as a Wells Fargo Express office and stage stop, . . . Map (db m39865) HM
6California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — Rowe Saw Mill1865
In the 1860’s there were four saw mills in this area. This display, in honor of his founding fathers, is from the Tom Rowe Saw Mill, and displays how the mill works. The foreman stood in the cage and called out the beam size (8x8, 12x12, etc.) then . . . Map (db m39895) HM
7California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — The China Wall
In the 1850’s, Chinese laborers, who were an essential part of the community, built the wall you see before you. Large natural stones were hand stacked for its construction. The wall extends five miles in either direction, however much of it has . . . Map (db m39829) HM
8California (Nevada County), Rough and Ready — Toll Road Stake
Across the street from this location is a tree stump in which the original stake exists that was used to close off the passage to travelers from Grass Valley to Penn Valley. Drivers who frequented this road had to stop at this location and pay the . . . Map (db m39821) HM
 
 
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Jul. 5, 2022