California Gold Country
Grass Valley and Nevada City
I visited California Gold Country as part of my research for the Haunted Hollow series. Although I ended up setting the series in Sonoma County, I used much of what I learned to shape the history of fictional Radley's Hollow. High points of the trip included visits to the ever-lovely Nevada City, a tour of the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California's largest gold-producing mine, and a stay in Coloma, the site where the discovery of gold led to the Gold Rush.