One of the restored homes found in Forest City. Rather than bulldoze the
structures at Forest City, the Tahoe National Forest auctioned off some
the town's structures to the highest bidders. The rules here are strict
and simple, the owner must keep the appearance of the building the way it
was back in the 1800's.
I read a story in a Grass Valley newspaper a while back about how one of the old homes was sold to some people from the Bay area who took and basically renovated it into a modern home. According to the Tahoe National Forest, the original structure was a total loss so they came in and bulldozed it.
Behind the house in the picture is a pretty stream, one of the locals, "Peter" showed us a mine adit located in the stream.
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