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Smartsville and Timbuctoo, California (Images of America Series)
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Smartsville and Timbuctoo, California (Images of America Series)

by Kathleen Smith
 

Smartsville and Timbuctoo (California State Landmarks Nos. 321 and 320) are essentially one place with two names. As worked-out claims and floods forced placer forty-niners up from the sandbars into the hills above the Yuba River, and as word spread around the world about gold in the California hills, towns and communities formed. The Smartsville and Timbuctoo

Overview


Smartsville and Timbuctoo (California State Landmarks Nos. 321 and 320) are essentially one place with two names. As worked-out claims and floods forced placer forty-niners up from the sandbars into the hills above the Yuba River, and as word spread around the world about gold in the California hills, towns and communities formed. The Smartsville and Timbuctoo area was once the most populated place in eastern Yuba County. Black Bart, Jim “the Timbuctoo Terror” Webster, and other desperadoes haunted the local roads. Eventually fires, worked-out diggings, and the Sawyer Decision succeeded in driving out all but the most dedicated (and in some cases eccentric) residents. Neither town, though, is ready yet for the dustbin of history: the population might once again explode—this time not with gold seekers but with long-distance commuters, turning the former boomtowns into future bedroom communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738556062
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/18/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author


Authors Kathleen Smith and Lane Parker have collected images and stories from numerous Northern California libraries, museums, archives, and from local residents and historians to reconstruct the past of this unique place. Smith has genealogical ties to Smartsville and Timbuctoo. Parker has been researching Timbuctoo since 2005.

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