The first stop on the How to Moon a Cat road trip is Nevada City, an historic mining boomtown spread across the lower hills of the Sierra Nevada.

From How to Moon a Cat, Chpt 11:
"The town captured the woodsy, peaceful, easygoing essence of the surrounding pine-tree forest. The damp moisture of an elevated ocean breeze fed a fuzzy green layer of moss that covered the north-facing surface of almost every trunk..."

Mine Shaft Saloon



"...During the height of the Gold Rush, the mining camps surrounding Nevada City had attracted some of the Sierras’ highest concentrations of gold-seeking immigrants. The area’s population exploded, leading to a proliferation of miner-friendly taverns and saloons along the town’s main thoroughfare of Broad Street."

Monuments to Nevada City's mining past are scattered throughout the downtown area.

Water Wheel




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