Ramblin' on 49

Published: Friday, Jul. 13, 2007 - 11:18 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Jul. 15, 2007 - 2:41 am

Bee staff writer Dorothy Korber is chronicling Gold Rush towns along Historic Highway 49. Ramble along with us in this occasional series by clicking on the map to read the stories.

Angels Camp: They can't resist -- ask a local about Angels Camp, and you'll hear a nice yarn (7/15/2007)

If Mark Twain ambles into Angels Camp tomorrow morning and buys a cup of coffee at Rodz Grille, he can eavesdrop on the old-timers at the next booth -- and collect another half-dozen stories celebrating Calaveras County. Read story.

Downieville: Arguably a fine place (3/18/2007)

In a wooded canyon in Sierra County, a long hour from anyplace, Highway 49 takes a sharp turn and heads across a one-lane bridge at the fork of two small mountain rivers. That's one way of knowing you're in Downieville. The other way is to cock your head and listen. Hear that? Above the gurgle of the river? That's the sound of Downieville arguing. Read story.

Nevada City: Sierra gem's all aglow (12/17/2006)

Nevada City is so quaint, so picturesque, so absolutely charming in its Victorian delectability, that it doesn't look quite real. It looks like the set for a Hallmark holiday special. Read story.

Diamond Springs: Ghost of honor (10/29/2006)

Nevada City is so quaint, so picturesque, so absolutely charming in its Victorian delectability, that it doesn't look quite real. It looks like the set for a Hallmark holiday special. Read story.

Georgetown Divide: One for all and all in one school (10/1/2006)

Tall timbers border the grassy glade where butterflies dance and roses soak up the sunshine. A steel swing set creaks in the breeze. Children's singing floats from the one-room schoolhouse. Read story.

Coloma: Magic on the river (9/3/2006)

This nearly mythic place, with its historic towns and glittering river, was the cradle of the Gold Rush. Read story.

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