Recent Stories in The Union 150 Anniversary

Timeline of Events: 2000-2014 (1)

December 5, 2014 — 

2000 Nevada County Board of Supervisors approve controversial Natural Heritage 2020 Project, described as “establishing a policy framework and setting direction for the future of recreation in Nevada County.” 2001 …

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Nevada County Namesakes: Winchester Street (2)

December 5, 2014 — 

Grass Valley’s Winchester Street was named after Jonas Winchester. Born Nov. 19, 1810 in Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, Jonas was the seventh of 12 known children born to Samuel …

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Nevada County Namesakes: McMurray Lake (3)

December 5, 2014 — 

Robert McMurray is the namesake of McMurray Lake. Born Aug. 8, 1831 in Delhi, Delaware County, New York, Robert was the next to youngest of nine known children born to …

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Nevada County Asian history gets new appreciation after early persecution (5)

December 5, 2014 — 

Cathy Whittlesey was startled a few years back when she saw a video about the Chinese community in Nevada County during the Gold Rush. “They showed a store with a …

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J.J. Jackson’s in Nevada City (8)

December 5, 2014 — 

J.J. Jackson’s, located at 224 Commercial St. in Nevada City’s historical district, was originally built by the Kelsey Brothers sometime around 1853, according to the www.jj-jacksons.com website. The store has …

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History of education is history of community (9)

December 5, 2014 — 

When immigrants and miners settled in Nevada County in the mid-19th century, they started the county’s first generations, while some brought established families and children into the area with the …

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Grass Valley’s Hansen Bros. Enterprises: A history of hard work (10)

December 5, 2014 — 

Walk into Orson Hansen’s office and you’ll see piles of work orders and documents stacked on his desk. On the walls are plaques of achievement for his company’s years of …

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Timeline of events: 1961-1979 (11)

December 5, 2014 — 

1961 Charlie Allert hosts inaugural Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Race, awarding gold nuggets to winners of the event, which celebrates its 55th anniversary as the Nevada City Classic in …

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Former publishers point to the people of Nevada County for The Union’s success (13)

September 21, 2014 — 

Although they all appreciated the beautiful backdrop offered by the scenic Sierra foothills, three former publishers of The Union agree it was the people of western Nevada County who made …

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Timeline of events: 1981-1999 (14)

September 21, 2014 — 

1981 Retail merchants form the Grass Valley Downtown Association. 1982 Founded in 1969, weekly newspaper the Nevada City Independent ceases publishing. 1983 The South Yuba River Citizens League formed as …

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Nevada County’s love of beer dates back to 1850s (15)

September 21, 2014 — 

Between 1856 and 1880, beer production in Nevada County increased from 44,000 gallons to 500,000 gallons per year — and by the end of that span there were a total …

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Longtime employee Rich Scofield credits The Union’s teamwork for its success (16)

September 21, 2014 — 

Rich Scofield said he took a full-time position with The Union newspaper to help pay the bills while looking for “a real job.” That was 47 years ago. Today, Scofield’s …

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Grass Valley's W.C. Jones Memorial Hospital: A history of healing (17)

September 21, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: The following is a column authored by the late Bob Wyckoff, who died in January, that was originally published by The Union and appears in Wyckoff’s book “The …

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Cartoonist Crabb’s creativity worth (several) thousand words (20)

September 21, 2014 — 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then R.L. Crabb has spared a substantial amount of ink in delivering his message to The Union readers over the past two …

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