Moore's Flat

Nevada County, CA




Moores Flat Townsite

This hydraulic gold mining town was founded in 1851.  By 1880 it was a trade center with a population of 500.  It was the birthplace of Isaac Zellerbach, founder of the Crown Zellerbach Corporation.  The mines began to fail in 1895 and the town was soon abandoned.

Tahoe National Forest



This lovely area is just beyond the sign, above.




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