The Empire Mine State Historic Park Photographic Collection contains 1,085 cataloged images that date from 1870 through 2012.
Images depict the property as both a functioning gold mine and, later, a state historic park.
Empire Mine State Historic Park contains 856 acres of historical resources. Located in Nevada County, the park resides in
the western foothills of the Sierra Mountains, is transected by State Route 174, and borders the southern edge of the city
of Grass Valley. The park is accessible by car via East Empire Street.
Property rights reside with the repository. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records. For permission to reproduce
or to publish, please contact the Head Curator of the California State Parks Photographic Archives.
Collection is open for research by appointment.