NO. 294 THE LITTLE TOWN OF ROUGH AND READY - Established in 1849 and named in honor of General Zachary Taylor, after the Rough and Ready Company of miners from Wisconsin, this was one of the principal towns of Nevada County. In 1850, articles of secession were drawn up establishing the 'Republic of Rough and Ready.' As a result of disastrous fires, only a few structures remain today that were built in the 1850s.
NE corner Rough and Ready Hwy and Mountain Rose Rd, Rough and Ready
The Fire Department is at 14506 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready, CA 95975. The State Plaque is about 150 ft west of the fire Departent.
NO. 294 THE LITTLE TOWN OF ROUGH AND READY - Marker