The Bridgeport Covered Bridge: a National Landmark spanning the South Yuba River

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has become a cherished landmark within Nevada County, California. It’s also recognized as a National Historic Landmark due to its remarkable condition, rare type of bridge, age and usefulness during California’s Gold Rush days. Founding of Bridgeport The… Read More

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

Donner Summit Train Tunnels: a historical journey through abandoned train tunnels

Truckee has been fondly referred to as “the most historical square mile in California.” And, perhaps, no site represents this historical significance better than Donner Summit, where the abandoned train tunnels are located. In addition to the remarkable tunnels, China Wall… 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