Boca, California

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Boca
Former settlement
Boca is located in California
Boca
Boca
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°23′10″N 120°05′39″W / 39.38611°N 120.09417°W / 39.38611; -120.09417Coordinates: 39°23′10″N 120°05′39″W / 39.38611°N 120.09417°W / 39.38611; -120.09417
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 5,528 ft (1,685 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Boca is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 5,528 ft (1,685 m) above sea level.[1] Boca is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northeast of Truckee.[2]

History[edit]

The place was named by the railroad Boca (Spanish for "mouth" and "river mouth") because it was near the mouth of the Little Truckee River.[2]

It had a post office during the period of 1872 through 1945.[3]

In 1880, the population was 200.[4]

State Record & Climate[edit]

On January 20, 1937, the temperature at Boca fell to -45°F (-43°C), the lowest temperature ever recorded in California.

Climate data for Boca, CA, US (96161)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5
(41)
7
(44)
9
(49)
12
(54)
18
(64)
23
(74)
28
(83)
28
(83)
24
(76)
18
(64)
9
(49)
4
(40)
14
(57)
Average low °C (°F) −10
(14)
−9
(16)
−6
(21)
−4
(24)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
5
(41)
4
(40)
1
(34)
−3
(27)
−7
(20)
−9
(15)
−3
(26)
Source: Accuweather 2014[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boca, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 452. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ "Boca 1918 4b-bar 1872-1945.". postalhistory.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Nevada County GenWeb Nevada County History". cagenweb.com. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Boca". Accuweather 2014 (CSV (4222 KB)). Accuweather. Climate ID: 2401200.