Peavine has historically been a mixed community of both ranching and prospecting. Dating back to the 1870’s, Peavine was a stop on the Belmont to Sodaville stage line. Population in the area was never believed to have passed 25. The community has included a post office and a general store. Peavine was also a thoroughfare to Belmont by way of the Manhattan road. It was said that much of the machinery that was shipped to the Belmont boom from Sacramento came through Peavine via the Cloverdale route. A rancher from Peavine named John Humphrey and some others first discovered the rich ledge near Manhattan in 1905, while looking for stray cows. Based on this find, the rush to Manhattan was on. Peavine is still populated today with a couple of established ranch families.
Post Office: August 25, 1890 to October 5, 1895
Last Trip/ Road Conditions: I've been up Peavine at least a dozen times. The last was in September of 2018. Photos are from 2015. The main road up the canyon is good. But for some reason, it pops tires. We popped two good tires in two trips in 2018.