Timbuctoo: a once prominent town of Yuba County’s distant past

Californian’s don’t have to journey to Africa or trek off to a remote location in the middle of nowhere to discover Timbuctoo. Just a 30 minute drive down  Highway 20 from either Marysville or Grass Valley will lead visitors to the location of a town… Read More

Forest City: Sierra County’s authentic Gold Rush ghost town

Forest City, appropriately named because of its location in the Tahoe National Forest, was settled in the summer of 1852 when miners discovered gold at the forks of the Oregon Creek in Sierra County. Within a few short years, the town… Read More

Malakoff Diggins State Park: a historical mining region with adventure and a ghost town

  Park Hours of Operation The State Park is open every day from Sunrise to Sunset. The museum, the buildings and tours of the town are only open during the summer season between Memorial Day and the end of September. There… Read More

Michigan Bluff: From gold to Leland Stanford, this town was the envy of its day

This town used to be a booming place that rivaled any other town in Placer County during the gold rush era. In fact, one could make an argument for this town being the best of them all. A few homes, a cemetery, a… Read More