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1. The National Hotel was once known as the Bicknell Block, the name of the owner. Bicknell was (a) a saloonkeeper, (b) a farrier or (c) a general practitioner.

2. The Bicknell Block is composed of (a) one, (b) three or (c) four separate buildings.

3. The Flagg Building at times housed (a) the Council Chambers Bar, (b) the Bank Club or (c) the U.S. Hotel.

4. Armory Hall stood on the site of today’s (a) Moore’s Cafe, (b) the Nevada City City Hall or (c) Bonanza Market.

5. The long-gone Sugar Loaf Cafe was (a) next to today’s National Hotel parking lot, (b) the Utopian Stone or (c) Harmony Books.


1. (c) Dr. Bicknell had his medical offices here.

2. (c) Stand across the street from the hotel and you can make out the four separate structures.

3. All three were once thrived here.

4. (c) Bonanza Market. Armory Hall was originally Hunt’s Hall, and Purity Stores preceded the Bonanza at this location.

5. (a) For many years, Evelyn Dalaba fed retired miners and pensioners at her Sugar Loaf Cafe next to the present parking lot. The Sugar Loaf gave way to the Golden Center Freeway. After she was displaced, she moved up Broad and opened the Kopper Kettle.

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