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Nevada County California Business
and Residential Directory - 1856

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Nevada County First Mountain Town Directory

[quoted in part]: "We can not but feel a considerable degree of pride, in having the pleasing task devolve upon us of presenting you with the first Mountain Town Directory that has ever made its appearance in this State. . . . The compilation of a Directory, even for an ordinary town or city, is a work of considerable magnitude. Ours are no ordinary towns, they have sprung into existence within the past few years; and now having a large and rapidly increasing population - - a great portion of which is transitory - - i.e. labor in a work of the kind is necessarily much increased. That we needed a Directory, none can doubt - - as our rapidly extending streets and thoroughfares, and numerous dwellings will testify. Then, without further prelude, we beg to present you with the Nevada [City], Grass Valley and Rough and Ready Directory - - Volume Number One. . . . . Brown & Dallison, Nevada [City]. 31st Dec., 1855." [unquote]

(NOTE: All entries, spellings, etc., are as contained in original source.)

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