In the Heart of Gold Country
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Our California Gold Country Community
 

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Becoming California, stories from California Gold Rush History

Deer Creek School is located in Nevada City, California. Our community is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 2,500 feet elevation. Our rural area is known for its beautiful environment and rich California gold rush history.

Discover how the historical landmarks of our area weave a tapestry of gold rush history. Learn about the Native Americans who lived in Nevada County for thousands of years. Join early prospectors as they discovered gold along the streams and rivers in Nevada City and Grass Valley.

Take a journey with pioneers who left Independence, Missouri in covered wagons and traveled to Nevada City in l850. Read about the only woman to ever own and operate a railroad, the first woman dentist in California, the first long distance telephone line in the world and find out who may have flown an airplane months before the Wright Brothers famous flight at Kitty Hawk. Walk into the mine shafts of the Empire Mine and Original Sixteen to One Mine and discover the eighteen pound piece of gold hidden in the pages of our web site.

Take this journey and learn how the California gold rush of l849 attracted the global community to Nevada County, California--California Gold Country!


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Nevada County Gold Online

Nevada County Schools 

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Grass Valley Information

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