Beyond its burial grounds, there is little left of this mining and railroading settlement along the Humboldt River.


Wells: 2008 Earthquake Damage

On the morning of February 21, 2008, a 6.0 earthquake devastated the town's historic Front Street district. Some twenty buildings were damaged, perhaps beyond repair.


Donner Summit RR Tunnels

After nearly five years of construction, in often abominable conditions, the Central Pacific Railroad broke through the summit of the Sierra Nevada at Donner Pass in the spring of 1868.