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Refreshed and Restored Glenbrook Kiosk

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission invites the public to check out the recently restored Kiosk in the Glenbrook Shopping Center parking lot. Glenbrook Basin, for years the center of recreation in western Nevada County, was declared a historical landmark by the Board of Supervisors in 1993. The Landmarks Commission then erected an informational Kiosk […]

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First Nevada County Landmark to Commemorate Wine Making

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has designated the site of the First Commercial Winery as a Nevada County Historical Landmark, NEV 22-03. Located at 305 Broad Street in downtown Nevada City, the current Novak’s Menswear storefront housed the winery operation of Augustine Isoard in1860. […]

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New Historical Landmark Expands Commemoration of Gold Rush Era Nevada County Diversity

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that on June 14, 2022 the Nevada County Board of Supervisors designated The Nevada City African Methodist Episcopal Church Site as a Nevada County Historical Landmark, NEV 22-02. Located in the present day residential area of 549 North Pine Street in Nevada City, the AME […]

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Plaque Honoring Chinese Narrow Gauge Rail Workers Designated a Historical Landmark

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that on March 22, 2022, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors designated the County’s newest historical landmark NEV 22-01 to commemorates the Chinese workers who were integral in building the Narrow Gauge Railroad. Applicant Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is sponsoring a plaque which […]

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Hirschman’s Pond plaque installed by the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission

A plaque honoring Leb Hirschman and the Jewish Gold Rush community was installed at Hirschman’s Pond on Monday. The Pond was registered as one of Nevada County’s newest landmarks by the Board of Supervisors on July 13, 2021. Hirschman’s Pond is what remains of the hydraulic mine operated by Nevada County pioneer Leb Hirschman. Due […]

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Kentucky Ridge Mine Site Plaque Dedicated

October 27, 2021 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that we held a private dedication ceremony for the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site plaque on Saturday, October 23. Even with the rain, we welcomed the property owner, neighbors, commissioners, and Supervisors Sue Hoek and Hardy Bullock. The plaque reads “During gold […]

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Hirschman’s Pond is Nevada County’s Newest Landmark

Hirschman‘s Pond was registered as Nevada County‘s newest landmark by the Board of Supervisors at its July 13 meeting, upon the application of the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission. Hirschman‘s Pond is what remains of the hydraulic mine operated by Nevada County pioneer Leb Hirschman. A plaque honoring Hirschman and the Jewish Gold Rush community […]

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Kentucky Ridge Mine Site and Grass Valley AME Church are Newest Historical Landmarks in Nevada County

Days after celebrating Juneteenth, Nevada County welcomed its newest historical landmarks. The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has designated the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site and the Grass Valley African Methodist Episcopal Church and School Site as Nevada County Historical Landmarks, NEV 21-01 and NEV 21- […]

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Historic McGlashan Butterfly Collection Designated Historic Resource

February 9, 2021 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has designated the McGlashan Butterfly Collection as a Nevada County Historical Resource, NEV 20-05. This 100 year-old unique compilation of butterfly and moth specimens from all over the world is on loan from the McGlashan […]

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Nevada County’s Newest Historical Landmark: Preston and Louisa Alexander Family Homesite

October 22, 2020 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that the Preston and Louisa Alexander Family Homesite was designated as Nevada County Historical Landmark NEV 20-04 on October 13, 2020 by the County Board of Supervisors. It is the first landmark to commemorate the County’s African American pioneers. Preston Alexander […]

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Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission unveils Birchville plaque

September 13, 2020 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is proud to announce the unveiling last Friday, of a historical landmark plaque commemorating the mining town of Birchville and its St. Columcille’s Church. The plaque is located in front of 22917 Pleasant Valley Rd. In the 1850s and 60s, Birchville was a booming mining […]

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Plaque for Nevada City suffragist Ellen Clark Sargent unveiled

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 26, 2020 – This morning, August 26, 2020, a plaque honoring prominent Nevada City suffragist Ellen Clark Sargent was dedicated in Calanan Park. The plaque was sponsored by The Native Daughters of the Golden West, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Nevada County Historical Society, in cooperation with the […]

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Take a virtual tour of Nevada County’s Historical Landmarks

May 18, 2020 – Are you restless for something new to do during this difficult time? Try taking a virtual tour of Nevada County’s rich historical sites, a wonderful way to explore our County’s history. The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that an updated version of the Nevada County Geographical Information […]

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Two New Nevada County Landmarks Designated by Board of Supervisors

February 27, 2020 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the designation of two new landmarks: John Woolman School and Kentucky Flat School. John Woolman School The private Quaker boarding school which opened in 1963 is located on Woolman Lane in Nevada City. The sprawling 230 acre property was purchased in […]

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Suffragist Ellen Clark Sargent plaque approved for Calanan Park in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 23, 2020 – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Nevada County gave birth to that amendment, through the efforts of prominent suffragist Ellen Clark Sargent, and her husband, U. S. Senator Aaron Sargent. Their […]

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Dedication and Celebration of the Wolf Post Office Historical Landmark Plaque

October 8, 2019 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the installation and dedication of a plaque honoring the Wolf Post Office on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Ranchers and farmers began to settle the historic agricultural community of Wolf in the 1860s. William Sweet arrived in Wolf in 1869, immigrating from […]

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Birchville/St.Columcille’s Church now a Nevada County historical landmark

July 30, 2019 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to announce the designation by the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday, of the County’s newest historical landmark located at 22917 Pleasant Valley Road in Birchville. For many years, Birchville was a major center of hydraulic mining on the San Juan Ridge. David Johnson, […]