Bridgeport Historic Ranch and Famous Covered Bridge, Nevada County, CA

By Judy Pinegar Feb 26, 2017 –           It was a beautiful sunny/cloudy day in Nevada County. Having a bit of cabin fever due to all the rain, John and I set out for Bridgeport with Hershey, our beautiful, black, half Labrador dog.             Stopping first on the other side of the Yuba River, the […]

Empire Mine State Park, Grass Valley

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TjI2qLwBI The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8 million ounces of gold.This 5.8 million ounces of gold would fill a box 7 feet on each side. It is estimated that this represented only 20% of the […]

Empire Mine State Park, Nevada County

I believe that one of the nuggets of Nevada County is the Empire Mine State Park. Located in Grass Valley, nestled among tall pines, oaks and cedars, it has been brought back to its original grandeur of the mining days of old. This is really one of the state parks that is a must visit. […]