Street in Nevada City, CA

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Pfaffendorn on November 9, 2007

During the California Gold Rush of the 1850s, miners tending their claims in North Bloomfield, North Columbia and other locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains periodically came to Nevada City, where their gold ore could be assayed to judge its value. A bath and a shave usually was in order, as well as a visit to a saloon or brothel. The hotel was equipped with a massive safe, and to prevent second-storey robbery, its window shutters were made of heavy steel plate which can be seen in this photo above the white wrought-iron railing.

jenaly on June 20, 2011

Amazing picture! Just wanted to clarify for anyone checking this out who is interested in visiting Nevada City- I'm guessing this shot was taken in the early 1980s. The buildings are all still here but they look a bit different now!

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  • Uploaded on November 9, 2007
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