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R E A L E S T A T E N E V A D A C O U N T Y L I V I N G A HOME SERVICES AND RELOCATION DIRECTORY N evada County is filled with vintage homes from stately Victorians to modest cottages dating from the early mining days. You may own one and been curious to know something about your piece of local history. When was it built? Who lived in it? Is it haunted? The volunteers at Searls Historical Library may be able to answer the first two, as for the third, not so much. They deal in facts. It can be difficult playing house detective, so the more you know regarding location of your home or even the name of a previous owner, the better. Come armed with information such as lot and block, or township range and section. The type of material found at Searls Library includes maps from the 1800s. There are also old phone books, directories of people dating into the 1800s, an index of Searls Law Firm items date from 1800s. deeds by person and business from 1856 to 1922, and Grass Valley’s historical study of the original 1872 town site. Other resources include Nevada City assessor records, and hundreds of county assessor ledgers from the 1860s to 1960. The early ones include details about personal property such as jewelry, furniture and cattle–a great window into the lifestyle of local pioneers. Searls Library concentrates on the history of Nevada County and the Gold Rush. It has collected and catalogued 22,000 photographs. Also available for research are original documents, newspaper clippings and books. On your visit to the library, you will also be able to see furniture from the Searls Law Firm dating from the 1800s. Niles Searls was chief justice of the California Supreme Court. His son Fred specialized in mining and Is My House Haunted? HISTORY CENTER (Nevada County Historical Society) Searls Historical Library Monday–Saturday, 1:00–4:00 PM 161 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City Corner of Ridge Road (530) 265-5910 nevadacountyhistory.org corporate law, and advocated for those with limited means. Their office was in Nevada City across from the Court House, where it still stands. ABBEY FLOORS OF AUBURN Joe Imel Has Joined Abbey Floors...Under New Ownership $100 FLOORS for life - Dedicated to Excellence - OFF purchase of $1000 or more. One coupon per customer. Not valid with Serving Nevada County Since 1976 Carpet Area Rugs Hardwood Laminate Vinyl Vinyl Tile Window Coverings Shutters Joe Imel WINDOW COVERINGS for warmth, class and style 1775 Grass Valley Hwy Auburn, CA 95603 530-888-8889 • www.auburn.abbeycarpet.com 138 NE VADA COUNTY GO L D