Saturday, March 19, 2011

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.

Wild West.

The Nevada Theatre--est. 1865, and the oldest original-use theater in California.

Is it just me or does this seem like it would be a corner in Ireland?

Mine. Ha.

Grigsby Greer's building.


It was around Valentine's Day if you couldn't tell.

The day wouldn't be complete without some ice cream...


The houses and inns there were 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


Jamie said...
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Jamie said...

What a quaint town! I don't know if I have ever been, but now I will definitely stop next time I'm in the area. Thanks for the great post :)

Notes from Holly St. said...

this place looks so cool...i love old historical sites!

paula said...

what a beautiful tour!