Chicago Park, California

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For the former settlement in Placer County, see Chicago Park, Placer County, California.
Chicago Park
Unincorporated community
Chicago Park is located in California
Chicago Park
Chicago Park
Location of Chicago Park in California
Coordinates: 39°08′43″N 120°58′02″W / 39.14528°N 120.96722°W / 39.14528; -120.96722Coordinates: 39°08′43″N 120°58′02″W / 39.14528°N 120.96722°W / 39.14528; -120.96722[1]
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada
Named for Chicago
Elevation[1] 2,313 ft (705 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95712
Area code 530
GNIS feature ID 258262

Chicago Park (formerly: Storm's Station)[2] is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California, United States, along State Route 174 southeast of Grass Valley, California, and north of Colfax, California.


The town was settled by first-generation Italian-Americans who immigrated to the area from Chicago, Illinois.[3] Alternately, it was named by Paul Ullrich and a group of German settlers from Illinois in the 1880s.[4]

In 1915, J.F. Siems' Mountain Bartlett Pears from his Chicago Park orchard won first prize at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Chicago Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Brower, Maria E. (2006). Gold Rush Towns of Nevada County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 0-7385-4692-5. 
  3. ^ "Nevada County, California Wineries". Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 76. ISBN 0520213165. 
  5. ^ "Grand Prize PPIE 1915 Vintage Pear Crate Label". Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Grand Prize Pears". Retrieved 2008-09-06. 

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