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Rough and Ready is in Nevada County, in the Truckee-Grass Valley metro area.

The community was named for President Zachary Taylor, a career soldier who became known as "Old Rough and Ready" while fighting the Seminole Indians in Florida
[NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Rough and Ready. For links to other places called Rough and Ready, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Rough and Ready is 39.230N. The longitude is -121.135W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,890 feet.


Founded in 1849. It is said that local entertainer Lotta Crabtree became a millionaire from miners tossing gold nuggets her way after dance performances
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A miner is buried in Rough and Ready. As shovels move, gold appears in his grave. Services continue while mourners stake claims. So goes the story, dust to dust.
-- Assembling California
John McPhee

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Nevada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rough and Ready political report.

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“ A miner is buried in Rough and Ready. As shovels move, gold appears in his grave. Services continue while mourners stake claims. So goes the story, dust to dust. ”
~ Assembling California
John McPhee

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