Bronco, California

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Bronco
Former settlement
Bronco is located in California
Bronco
Bronco
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°23′11″N 120°01′18″W / 39.38639°N 120.02167°W / 39.38639; -120.02167Coordinates: 39°23′11″N 120°01′18″W / 39.38639°N 120.02167°W / 39.38639; -120.02167
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 5,348 ft (1,630 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Bronco is a former settlement in Nevada County, California, 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Truckee by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Its elevation is 5,348 ft (1,630 m) above sea level.[1]

History[edit]

The Bronco post office was open during the period of 1872 until 1891.[2]

In 1933, an alternate spelling, Broncho, was rejected by the United States Board on Geographic Names.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bronco, 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. 455. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.