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

The Grouse Ridge Lookout: one of California’s oldest lookouts with amazing views

The Grouse Ridge Lookout is one of the oldest lookouts in all of California. Built in 1923, this fire lookout was in use for five decades until being retired in the 1970’s due to the advancement of technology. Currently, there is… 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

The Gable Mansion: Woodland’s historic home is a symbol of perseverance

The Gable Mansion, located in Woodland, was built in 1885 and is a classic example of 19th century Victorian Italianate architecture. The mansion’s romantic exterior and remarkable interior will surely astound even the least enthusiastic visitor. But, the most impressive aspect… Read More