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Highway 174 links pair of counties in scenic style

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Placer and Nevada counties bump borders at several spots, but none more scenic than Highway 174.

From railroad crossing to cultured community

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Looking at Roseville’s shopper-packed malls, multipurpose parks, arts venues and fresh housing tracts, it’s hard to believe that this active community grew out of a remote railroad hub.

North Lincoln’s cityscape melds with agricultural tracts

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In the past decade, Lincoln grew from a humble village to a lively city, with shopping strips, office complexes and professional centers adjoining fresh housing tracts.

Mining history cloaked in the hills west of Auburn

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A drive through the hills west of Auburn reveals barbed wire fences, faded outbuildings, rustic ranch houses and genteel country estates.

Bowman balances pastoral pursuits, busy tourist trade

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Travelers along Interstate 80 may know Bowman as a suburb a couple miles east of Auburn; a place to gas up, grab something to eat, then slide on up or down the highway.

Foresthill keeps its rustic mountain village feel

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Advances in transportation shaped the development of many foothills communities: first, when the Central Pacific Railroad chugged into the region; then, again, when modern highways paved paths into

Auburn’s grand old neighborhoods still charm the city

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“The residences of the citizens in the suburbs of town are noted for their substantial character and the neatness and taste displayed in their structure.

Pastoral pleasures still part of Mount Vernon Road

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With south Placer quilting a patchwork of residential neighborhoods, shopping strips and mini-malls across the landscape, it might seem the entire county is covered in tract homes and commercial hu

Auburn Folsom Road ties together two cities, counties

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Auburn Folsom Road is a modern version of a trail that led hopeful miners up into the foothills, generally following the serpentine course of the North Fork of the American River in search of wealt

Rustic and modern meet in south Nevada County

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With a blend of old ranches, modern subdivisions and fresh commercial venues, southern Nevada County is a place where pastoral pleasures and progress meet.

Lincoln Way ties together Old Town, Bowman districts

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What do Old Town Auburn and the Bowman district have in common? Lincoln Way.

Placer, Nevada counties mingle in Sierra’s high country

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Travelers along eastbound Interstate 80 may get confused by the county line markers as they navigate the high country of the Sierra Nevada.

Bucolic back roads loop through north Auburn’s hills

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Although the foothills are known as the Gold Country, not every district in Placer County had a significant role in mining.

Lincoln reflects Placer’s diverse personalities

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Placer County is known for its agricultural legacy, railroad history, natural beauty and plethora of housing styles and settings. All these are found in Lincoln.

Loomis keeps small town character, charm alive

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While the rest of Placer County races forward with new development, the town of Loomis is growing at a snail’s pace.