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Grass Valley City Historical Markers

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Grass Valley

Grass Valley City Historical Markers

Grass Valley Schools
Mount Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy
Built by Reverend Thomas J. Dalton, the Sacred Heart Convent and Holy Angels Orphanage was dedicated May 2, 1865 by Bishop Eugene O'Connell. Under the... [click for more]

Grass Valley Historic Homes & Houses
Home of Lola Montez
Lola was born in Limerick, Ireland on July 3, 1818, as María Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert. After living in England and on the continent, Lola ... [click for more]

Home of Lotta Crabtree
Lotta Crabtree was born in New York in 1847. In 1852-3 the gold fever brought her family to California. Several months after arriving in San Francisco... [click for more]

North Star Mine Powerhouse
The North Star Powerhouse, built by A. D. Foote in 1895, was the first complete plant of its kind. Compressed air, generated by Pelton water wheels, f... [click for more]

Grass Valley General Interest
Empire Mine
The Empire Mine was originally located by George D. Roberts in October 1850. In the spring of 1854, the Empire Mining Company was incorporated and in ... [click for more]

Holbrooke Hotel
The hotel was built in 1862 around the Golden Gate Saloon, originally constructed in 1852 and the oldest continuously operating saloon in the Mother L... [click for more]

Overland Emigrant Trail
Over a hundred years ago, this trail resounded to creaking wheels of pioneer wagons and the cries of hardy travelers on their way to the gold fields. ... [click for more]

Site of One Of The First Discoveries of Quartz Gold in California
This tablet commemorates the discovery of gold-bearing quartz and the beginning of quartz mining in California. The discovery was made on Gold Hill by... [click for more]