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1. What early map of Nevada County was used as evidence in the boundary dispute between Nevada and Sierra counties?

2. Who was the only living witness who provided testimony, due to being with Bradley when he made the survey in 1868?

3. What was the “Half Mile House” used for in the early days of Nevada City?

4. What was the purpose of the bill that Congressman Harry L. Englebright introduced in 1907 in Washington?

5. Why did the citizens of Sierra and Nevada counties want a state highway built between Downieville and Nevada City in 1907?


1. The 1868 map drawn by H. S. Bradley by the authority of the board of trustees.

2. Joel J. Meacham testified in favor of Nevada County.

3. It was used as a stopping place for teamsters. There were big barns and a hotel.

4. It was for the construction of a public building in Grass Valley, to cost $100,000. The building was to be used for a post office, assay office and possibly headquarters for the Tahoe National Forest.

5. They wanted a new state road with less grade between the two county seats.

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