- Ghost Towns, Historical Markers/Interpretive Sign, Historic Sites
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Location: Nevada City
A ghost town now, but once one of the hell roarin’ mining camps that lined Alder Gulch in the 1860s. It was a trading point where gold dust and nuggets were the medium of exchange: where men were men and women were scarce. A stack of whites cost twenty, the sky was the limit and everyone was heeled.
The first Vigilante execution took place here when George Ives, notorious road agent, was convicted of murder and hanged.
The gulch was once filled with romance, glamour, melodrama, comedy, and tragedy. It’s plumb peaceful now.
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