Introduction to Yuba City, California
Yuba City is located in Sutter County in the Sacramento Valley. The Feather River is nearby. The county includes the beautiful Sutter Buttes, known as "The World's Smallest Mountain Range." Yuba City is the major center for shopping and business for the region. Agriculture, lumber and wood, food processing facilities and the Beale Air Force bases are major factors for the economy. The town has a large Sikh community. The Punjabi population residing in Yuba-Sutter Area is one of the largest Sikh populations in the country.
The vast majority of the region was included in a substantial land grant named "New Helvetia" which was given to John Sutter by the Spanish. Yuba City was established in 1849 on acreage acquired from John Sutter by Samuel Brannan, Henry Cheever and Pierson Reading. It was utilized as a supply center for the minors during the Gold Rush. When the Gold Rush ended settlers began to arrive in Yuba City due to the fertile soil and agriculture soon became a primary factor for the economy.
- The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County includes a large number of the region's historic artifacts including Maidu Indian relics.
- Sutter County Courthouse is an example of Classical Revival architecture.
- Sutter County Hall of Records showcases Romanesque architecture.
- Sleep Train Amphitheater offers well known entertainers.
- The nearby Bicentennial Living Witness Tree is more than 200 years old and is one of the oldest oak trees identified in the country.
- Gold Trader Flat/Yuba-Feather Museum is a replica of a historic mining town.
- Plumas Street offers a vast number of unique shops.
- The Acting Company.
- The Yuba-Sutter Children's Music Theater.
- Ponderosa Theater Company.
The notable Sikh parade attracts Sikhs from all over the country, Canada, the United Kingdom and other regions of the world. The Cultural Celebration is an annual event which celebrates ethnic traditions and incldudes music, artwork and a variety of food.
The region is known for pheasant, goose and duck hunting. Excellent fishing opportunities for trout, sturgeon, salmon, steelhead and other types of fish are available in the Feather, Sacramento and Yuba rivers. Residents and visitors enjoy hiking in the privately owned Sutter Buttes and guided tours are offered by a few nature organizations. Boating is available in the region's rivers and lakes.
The Audubon Society Bobelaine Ecological Reserve includes hiking trails and is known for bird watching. The nearby Gray Lodge State Wildlife Refuge is the destination of millions of birds on a yearly basis, especially waterfowl.