Forest, California

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Forest, California
Unincorporated community
Main Street in Forest
Main Street in Forest
Forest, California is located in California
Forest, California
Forest, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 39°29′29″N 120°51′11″W / 39.49139°N 120.85306°W / 39.49139; -120.85306Coordinates: 39°29′29″N 120°51′11″W / 39.49139°N 120.85306°W / 39.49139; -120.85306
Country United States
State California
County Sierra
Elevation 4,489 ft (1,368 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1658559[1]

Forest, also known as Forest City, is a small unincorporated community town site in Sierra County and the Sierra Nevada (mountains), in eastern California, the Western United States.[1]

The town site of Forest is located at 4,489 feet (1,368 m) in elevation.

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The population of Forest swelled to thousands during the California Gold Rush in the early 1850s. Today it is primarily a historic ghost town.

Old buildings still line its Main Street, including a former general store, saloon and dance hall, one–room schoolhouse, and church.

Former residents

Rich Brooks, the former Oregon Ducks Football and Kentucky Wildcats football head coach, is a notable native of Forest, California.[citation needed]

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