The Little Town of Rough and Ready
California State Historic Landmark 294
#294 Rough and Ready
Established in 1849, and named after the Rough and Ready Company of miners from
Wisconsin, in honor of General Zachary Taylor. This was one of the principle towns of Nevada
County. Here, in 1850, articles of secession were drawn up establishing the "Republic of Rough
and Ready." As a result of disastrous fires, only a few structures remain today of those built
in the 1850's.
NE corner of State Hwy 20 and Mountain Rose Rd, Rough and Ready.
Note the misspelling in the plaque text.
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