Category Archives: Sierra Nevada History

Donner Pass

I went up to the Holy Grail of Donner Pass today and hiked around. The weather is turning and soon I won’t be able to do much hiking. Besides it is so dang cold there in the winter.  There is … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway

For many years I have traveled over Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with all the other racers to get to points east or west without much thought about the country I was traveling through. Sometimes I would take … Continue reading

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North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins (in trouble)

One of the delights of living here in the Northern Mines area is that history just oozes everywhere. One of the least visited California State Parks is not more than twenty five miles from Nevada City. It’s a shame really … Continue reading

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