The California Gold Rush
In Their Own Words and Images
 
Excerpts of a letter from R.J. Ogleby to Thompson & West

February 26, 1880

   … Finally reached Nevada City situated in the mountains at the gate of Deer Creek in September 1850, and remained there until the 10th day of August 1851.

   … The city was already built the streets laid out and the Hotels, Saloons and Stores occupying all the available lots for business. There was very little law but a large amount of good order. No churches but a good deal of religion. No politics but a large number of politicians. …

Excerpts of a letter from R.J. Ogleby to Thompson & West when they were seeking information for their 1880 edition of Nevada County History.
Courtesy Searls Memorial Library

Nevada City, 1852

Nevada City, 1852.
Courtesy California State Library

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