Known as the “Gateway to the Goldfields,” Marysville was once one of California’s largest and most prosperous cities during the gold rush era; millions of dollars in gold were shipped from Marysville to the U.S. Mint in San Francisco. The community began in 1842 when Theodor Cordua purchased land for a livestock ranch near the junction of the Yuba River and the Feather River, the major waterway from Sacramento. By 1851, the city of 10,000 was incorporated and named after Mary Murphy, a survivor of the ill-fated Donner Party and wife of Charles Covillaud, one of the city founders. The citizens of Marysville prospered during those days and built magnificent homes in Gothic Victorian, Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Edwardian, Italianate, and Eastlake styles, as well as brick commercial buildings, mills, ironworks, machine shops, and factories. Although many have now been lost to fire, flood, and redevelopment, the city still retains much of its early charm.
About the Author
Coauthor Tammy L. Hopkins and her husband, Darrel, own the largest collection of Marysville memorabilia in the city. Coauthor Henry Delamere is Marysville’s city historian, a journalist for the Territorial Dispatch newspaper, and a member of the Friends for the Preservation of Yuba County History.
Table of Contents
People and Residences 9
Agriculture and Industry 23
Commerce and Society 33
Education and Religion 67
Recreation and Celebration 79
Public Service and Disasters 95
Transportation and Views 111
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