Historical Background

Trinity County, in Northwestern California, is an area of unusual historic significance. Gold was discovered in 1848 and thousands of miners inundated the abundant rivers and majestic mountains. Remnants of ghost towns, mining camps, and the beginning of Weaverville serve as an authentic reminder of the gold rush frenzy. Many structures still stand that date back to those early years.

Although the rush to the gold mines of California was focused on the foothill region of Sierra Nevada, a rush of significant proportions also occurred to the mining camps of the Trinity River.

Weaverville is also the Gateway to the Trinity Alps, second largest wilderness in California, and tenth largest in the United States.