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 Hi! I'm not sure when this article was posted, but I would like to respond to it by letting you know that I am a 4th generation owner of the property where Meadow Lake City once stood. I can answer many of your questions and give a tour of the area if you are ever interested. Please feel free to contact me at dragonflyz01@gmail.com if you'd like more information. Thanks for sharing about our beautiful lake and it's wonderful tale. :) Says Jen

I have
    spent many weekends in the Meadow Lake area in the past with the Henness Pass hiway Assn., and enjoyed the ''Rough & Tumble'' Jeep rides thru the mountains, even with some snows on the ground Says Jim Thomas

Deborah, from Meadow
lake take the rd toward Bowman lake not quite a 1/4 mile up the rd. At top of the hill on the right is a short rd. that leads to cemetery. Says Mark

Also known as Summit City. It had its own newspaper for about 2 years - much of it was in the Bancroft Library on microfilm at UC berkeley.

The first winter much of the town was crushed under 30 feet of snow. The few residents who remaint through the winter established snow caves between the buildings.

    Twain's brother had a law office there briefly. We used to camp there and read print-outs of the Meadow Lake Morning Sun. Summer nights were beautiful, and an orchestra drifted about the lake on a barge. I rember reading an old book
 written about the town, but have never been able to find it again. Says Glen

I have recently discovered the beautiful Meadow Lake and it's history. Fascinating! I have not been able to locate the cemetery. Does anyone know it's exact location? After much research about Henry Hartley...I have found that we may be related back to my Great Great Grandfather's time. I would like to find out more about him. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
I would appreciate it. Says Deborah

A place called Sierra City. Founded in 1865, by Henry ?the hermit? one half mile from Jackson meadow reservoir in Nevada country, near Truckee California. Sierra city was an old gold rush-mining town, with over 500 buildings and a population from four to five thousand residents from 1865 to 1868. When no extractable ore was found, the city dwindled down to less then 100 people. Nearby there is a small reservoir called meadow lake created just before the town was founded. Says Andrew-15


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