California Historical Landmarks in Nevada County
California Historical Landmark 294
The Little Town of Rough and Ready
Rough and Ready Highway
Rough and Ready
This community of 3000 people seceeded [sic] from the Union to declare a free and independent state. Colonel E. F. Brundage was elected president. Congressional action on California statehood was pending at that time.
May 2, 1970
Wm Bull Meek - Wm Morris Stewart
Chapter No. 10
E Clampus Vitus
Navada [sic] City, California
Established in 1849, and named after the Rough and Ready Company of miners from Wisconsin, in honor of General Zachary Taylor, this was one of the principle [sic] towns of Nevada County. In 1850, articles of secession were drawn up establishing the "Republic of Rough and Ready." As a result of disastrous fires, only a few structures remain today of those built in the 1850s.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 294
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce, May 8, 1960.