#0294 The Little Town of Rough and Ready


#0294 The Little Town of Rough and Ready

Site information:

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

39.229472, -121.139056

Plaque information:

State plaque and private plaque

State plaque text:

Rough and Ready

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.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce, May 8, 1960.

Private plaque text:

Republic of Rough and Ready
April 1850 - July 1850

This community of 3000 people seceeded from the Union to declare a free and independant state. Colonel E.F. Brundage was elected President. Congressional action on California statehood was pending at the time.

May 2, 1970
Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City California

Registered 9/19/1938