In a July 26, 2019 feature, the San Francisco Chronicle has named Nevada City one of the “8 California small towns to visit right now.” The Nevada City blurb begins:
The slow route to Nevada City ribbons through forested Sierra foothills past place names like Harmony Ridge, Rough & Ready and You Bet that reflect the feisty optimism that shaped the American West. They’ll put you in the mood to explore Nevada City, a Gold Rush town that swelled to a population of 10,000 before the lode ran dry.
Today, that history is on display in the downtown district’s old-school storefronts and forest trails that skirt old mine sites. Hike into the past, browse local boutiques, and embrace the spooky hollows and majestic pine groves that have long attracted independent thinkers like Beat poet Gary Snyder, folk singer Utah Phillips and speed-of-sound hero Chuck Yeager. Follow this itinerary for the best of this lovely Gold Rush town.
Read the entire article HERE.