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Grass Valley, California

Home of Lola Montez

The modest home of the very immodest dancer who cost a king his crown.
Grass Valley, California

Old St. Patrick's Cemetery

Established in 1853, this crumbling cemetery sits forgotten on the corner of Church and Chapel in Gold Country.
Smartsville, California

Timbuctoo

Once the largest town in eastern Yuba County now sits abandoned.
Nevada City, California

Malakoff Diggins

The beauty and the beast of hydraulic mining is on full display at this California Historic State Park.
Modesto, California

McHenry Museum

Inside this library turned museum, the history of Modesto and Stanislaus County is on full display.
Alamo, California

The Cow Bones of Mount Diablo

Cows on a ranch are commonplace, scattered cow bones everywhere? Not so much.
Hayward, California

'Ukraina' at Garin Regional Park

Here, Father Agapius Honcharenko established his homestead, becoming the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to settle in the United States.
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
Long Beach, California

Appu's Cafe

One doctor's retirement plan included opening this award-winning Mexican-Indian eatery on the ground floor of a hospital.
Long Beach, California

The Skinniest House in America

The 10-foot-wide Long Beach home was built on a dare.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.