Boston Ravine, California
|Elevation||2,339 ft (713 m)|
|U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boston Ravine, California|
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. By 1853, there were several quartz mills, and later a foundry. It is situated .5 mi (0.80 km) from present-day Grass Valley, California.
A post office operated at Boston Ravine from 1889 to 1890.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boston Ravine, California
- 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.
- 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.
- Lindgren, Waldemar (1896). The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley Districts, California. Government printing office. pp. 20.
- Brower, Maria E. (2006). Gold Rush Towns of Nevada County. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 13, 47. ISBN 0-7385-4692-5.
- Climate Summary for Boston Ravine, California