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 North San Juan, Nevada County California

North San Juan, Nevada County, PO 13 miles north of Nevada City, is reached by stage from the Central Pacific Railroad at Colfax, via Nevada, being within a day's ride of San Francisco. Two daily lines also connect it with Marysville, 40 miles distant, a daily line to Camptonville and Downieville, two tri-weekly lines to Columbia Hill and North Bloomfield, and one to Alleghenytown. The population numbers about 1,200. This is a representative town of the northern mining region. Being at an elevation of about two thousand feet, in the verge of the belt covered by deep snows in winter. It has a climate where frosts are but slightly felt, and most favorable to vigorous health. The location is upon a high ridge on the south side of the Middle Yuba, where a point sets off, holding a gravel bed, or deposit of auriferous drift, about four thousand feet in length, by an average of one thousand in width, and a depth of one hundred and fifty feet. This gravel deposit constitutes the former resource of the place, but has been mostly washed away by the "hydraulic" process, yielding an enormous amount since the mines were first prospected in 1853. These productive mines required extraordinary expenditures in opening and operating, thus creating a prosperous community. The village occupies a most lovely site, is well built, containing a number of substantial fire-proof houses, and being on fertile soil, by the good taste and industry of its citizens, fruit trees, vines and flowering shrubs were planted, now constituting a source of profit and embowering the home-like residences in pleasant verdure. North San Juan, from its situation on lines of travel, commands considerable trade from the mining and agricultural communities along the "ridge," these being Sebastopol, Sweetland and Birchville on the west, and Cherokee, Columbia Hill and North Bloomfield on the east. The surrounding country was once densely covered with towering pines and broad-spreading oaks, which, as they are cleared away leave a soil well adapted to the production of fruit trees and vines. Apples, peaches, pears, etc., of excellent quality, are grown, and a large quantity of wine is annually made. One newspaper, the Times, is published weekly.

Block & Furth, clothing, furnishing goods, gold dust buyers, and agent California Powder Works
Brooks Lafayette, cattle dealer
Buhring & Chisholm, groceries, provisions, crockery, etc
Busch Philip, fruit and wine grower
Buschell Anton, upholsterer and paper hanger
Bushell Louis, blacksmith and wagon maker
Butler P H, drugs and medicines, books and stationery
Carion Adolphe, brewery
Collodi George, fruits and confectionery
Courtney Michael, harness and saddlery
Crane A N, watch maker and jeweler
Cross Edwin Mrs, millinery and dress making
Cull Henry, livery stable
Dickson & Gaynor, liquor and billiard saloon
Downey John, wagon maker and undertaker
Dunning B P, blacksmith
Fargusson James D, carpet weaver
Gavard August, watch maker, jeweler and photographer
German John, proprietor Arcade Hotel
Gilbert Jacob, shoe maker
Harris Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Harris & Company, dry and fancy goods, carpets and wallpaper
Hoffman A J, physician
Hogan John, livery stable
Huckins Robert, collector
Ipson Hans, mining hose manufacturer
Jesperson James P, boot and shoe maker
Joye Edmond V, physician
Koch Christian, liquor saloon
Koch William, brewery
Kozminsky Samuel, clothing and furnishing goods
Kramer George, barber
Lancaster Charles E, dentist
Leonard J C. dentist
Lund Peter, liquor saloon
Marks Isaac, dry and fancy goods
McMurray K, superintendent Eureka Lake and Middle Yuba Canal Co Consolidated
Minner & White, hardware, stoves and tinware
National Hotel, A J Putnam, proprietor
Nelson & Company, general merchandise
Patrick A J & Company, proprietors North San Juan Times
Peck James E, blacksmith
Pfister Andrew, fruit and wine grower
Putnam Andrew J, proprietor National Hotel and stage agent
Salter & Powell, butchers
Scheuerman Charles, bakery and liquor saloon
Schmidt John F, proprietor San Juan Hotel
Seely John A, freighting and forwarding
Simpson William, horticulturist
Smith A B, cigar manufacturer
Stidger James A, attorney at law and notary public
Stidger Oliver P, attorney at law, notary public and editor North San Juan Times
Stotlar John, physician and justice of the peace
Swan Anson B, postmaster, agent Wells, Fargo & Company, and W U Telegraph Company, news dealer and insurance agent
Twamley Richard, lumber dealer
Waterman S S, cabinet maker
Wells A J Rev, clergyman (Meth)
Weston &, Clay, carpenters, builders, wagon makers and undertakers
Williams J H Mrs, millinery and dress maker
Wolf Jacob, tailor

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875

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