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Grass Valley: Preserving the Past

Grass Valley: Preserving the Past

“Dependence on a gold economy has given way to a much broader range of commercial enterprises, but due to the preservation of many of the original buildings, the Gold Rush legacy of the 1800s remains to delight and inspire visitors,” according to Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Grass Valley by the Grass Valley Historical Commission....

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Sierra City celebrates its 150th birthday on June 21-22

Sierra City celebrates its 150th birthday on June 21-22

Sierra City celebrates its 150th birthday the weekend of June 21-22. The highlight will be the melodrama Never Trust a Sierra City Slicker at the Kentucky Mine Amphitheatre. There also will be live walking tours, living history activities, a historic photo exhibit and a picnic in the park. You can pose for a vintage portrait...

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Mother’s Day at Empire Mine on May 11

Mother’s Day at Empire Mine on May 11

WHAT: Mother’s Day at Empire Mine WHEN: Sunday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: $7 (ages 17 and up), $3 (ages 6-16), Grandmothers and children under 6 are free With fountains, rose gardens in bloom, and lavish, turn-of-the-century costumes, make this a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget. She’ll enjoy chatting with docents portraying the...

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National Parks Week is April 19-27

National Parks Week is April 19-27

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 19 – 27 you are invited to celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer with the theme “National Park Week: Go Wild!” From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes...

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Video: Families fight to save Dewitt Theater in Auburn

Video: Families fight to save Dewitt Theater in Auburn

The Dewitt Theater in Auburn, CA is slated to be demolished and replaced with a parking lot in a proposed site plan by Costco. Constructed by the U.S. government 70 years ago on a portion of the historic Bell land as part of a World War II hospital complex, it enjoyed important entertainment service to...

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Reflections of a journaling fool

Nov 16, 2013
Reflections of a journaling fool

As a kid who read Holocaust memoirs and most every thing written by V.C. Andrews, I had this morbid fantasy about dying young and having my diary, you know, live on and touch the world.Well, thank gawd that did not happen. Because after perusing t...

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Stereoscopic photo exhibit to have railroad museumgoers doing a double-take

Stereoscopic photo exhibit to have railroad museumgoers doing a double-take

Unlike the ubiquitous cellphone snappers of today, individuals who wished to photograph the development of the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s — and actually had the equipment to do to — were extremely rare. “Double Ex...

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“Changes for the Better”

Sep 9, 2013
“Changes for the Better”

“Changes for the Better” This week LiveWire is happy to welcome back Caverly Morgan from One House of Peace who will be in town to ...

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So long, but see you at Sacbee’s History Section

Today Sac History Happenings ceases operation as a branded blog. I want to thank Amanda Graham of the Sacramento Public Library and Michael Dolgushkin of the California State Library for their postings these past 2-1/2 years. We hope that in...

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Sample local history and local beer at Untapped Sacramento Sept. 12

Sample local history and local beer at Untapped Sacramento Sept. 12

Where can you learn about the history of Sacramento's beer industry and sample some of the city's best local beers made today? Head to the Center Sacramento History next Thursday for a special, behind-the-scenes peek at rare brewery artifacts in...

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