#294:  The Little Town of Rough and Ready

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Corner of Rough and Ready Highway and Chapel Road, Rough and Ready

39.229472, -121.139056




State Plaque



From the plaque:

Established in 1849 and named in honor of General Zachary Taylor, after the Rough and Ready Company of miners from Wisconsin, this was one of the principal towns of Nevada County. In 1850, articles of secession were drawn up establishing the 'Republic of Rough and Ready.' As a result of disastrous fires, only a few structures remain today that were built in the 1850s.

©2009 David Schmitt