Recently, we had the opportunity to take a little road trip up into the mountains...which led us to snow, and also to Nevada City.
Nevada City is a quintessential Gold Rush town; in fact, it was the most important mining town in the state around 1850. It was incorporated as a city in 1856 as plain "Nevada" but was changed to "Nevada City" less than a decade later to avoid confusion with the state.
The houses and inns there were adorable...as was the town. Let's just say that being there gave us all a craving for some good BBQ...we ended the day at Lucille's in Rocklin. Perfect.
Historic photo here
Theater photo here