Boston Ravine, California

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Boston Ravine
Former settlement
Boston Ravine is located in California
Boston Ravine
Boston Ravine
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°12′29″N 121°04′07″W / 39.20806°N 121.06861°W / 39.20806; -121.06861Coordinates: 39°12′29″N 121°04′07″W / 39.20806°N 121.06861°W / 39.20806; -121.06861
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 2,339 ft (713 m)
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boston Ravine, California

Boston Ravine is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Boston Ravine is located 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Grass Valley.[2] Its elevation is 2,339 ft (713 m) above sea level.[1]

History[edit]

The settlement began in the fall of 1849 with four cabins on the south of a ravine, erected by the Boston Company, led by Rev. H.H. Cummings.[3] By 1853, there were several quartz mills,[4] and later a foundry. It is situated .5 mi (0.80 km) from present-day Grass Valley, California.[5]

A post office operated at Boston Ravine from 1889 to 1890.[2]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boston Ravine has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boston Ravine, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 453. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Hoover, Mildred Brooke; Douglas E. Kyle; Hero Rensch (2002). Historic spots in California (5 ed.). Stanford University Press. p. 256. ISBN 0-8047-4482-3. 
  4. ^ Lindgren, Waldemar (1896). The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley Districts, California. Government printing office. p. 20. 
  5. ^ Brower, Maria E. (2006). Gold Rush Towns of Nevada County. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 13, 47. ISBN 0-7385-4692-5. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Boston Ravine, California