To learn about the history of Donner Summit, visit the Donner Summit Historical Society website and subscribe to their excellent Heirloom Newsletter.
c. 1866 - Early maps at the Big Bend Ranger Station show Kingvale as the location of the Jones Hotel, a stage stop along the old Dutch Flat Donner Lake Wagon Road
1867 - According to King/Brennan family history, Kingvale was part of a homestead grant dating back to 1867 and used as a stopping over place for driving cattle or sheep from the Auburn area to graze in summer near Devil's peak
late 1920s through 1930s - first cabins built
1931 - Kingvale Subdivision 1 recorded with Nevada County
1937 - Kingvale Subdivsion 2 recorded with Nevada County
1957 - The Kingvale Water Users Association established
1960 - Kingvale Property Owners and Water Users, Inc. incorporated in California