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Main Street Nevada City

By the mid-1860s, knowledge of the Comstock Lode just over the Sierras finally hit Nevada, which began declining as miners moved to the new silver diggings. As an additional insult, the Virginia Range settlements soon reorganized under, first the territory and then the state of, Nevada. Suddenly, the inhabitants of Nevada, California began losing their mail to a confused Post Office, and in 1864 it was renamed Nevada City. Despite its decline, Nevada City has survived, and due to its proximity to the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe and its large historic center that survived urban renewal, the area is popular with tourists. Nevada City has a long-standing but friendly rivalry with its neighbor, Grass Valley 8 km away.

Nevada City, California

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Taken on August 17, 2012