Recent Stories in The Union 150 Anniversary

Nevada County Namesakes: Nimrod Street (1)

July 29, 2014 — 

Nimrod Street, which traverses alongside Nevada City’s Pioneers* Park and Little League ballfield, ironically throws us a curveball since it takes its name from pioneer Nimrod Wellington Jones. H. S. …

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Then & Now: Grass Valley Elks Building (2)

July 29, 2014 — 

In this 1913 photograph, left, a large contingent of people lines up for a tour of the new Grass Valley Elks Building during its dedication ceremony. While much has changed …

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Wyckoff: North San Juan, queen of ‘The Ridge’ (3)

July 29, 2014 — 

During the booming hydraulic gold mining days of the 1860s and ’70s, North San Juan was the social and commercial center of the bustling San Juan Ridge. The town was …

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After 19 years as publisher, relocation of The Union and retirement, Moorhead still calls Nevada County home (4)

July 29, 2014 — 

While studying journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Jack Moorhead surely didn’t see himself in the construction business. But after arriving in Grass Valley as the new publisher of The …

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Moule Paint & Glass Principles to last a lifetime (5)

July 29, 2014 — 

William Moule was a man who valued the truth. “If he caught anybody in a lie, no matter what the circumstances — and this got him into trouble a time …

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Harold Berliner: Nevada County’s connection to ‘the right to remain silent’ (6)

July 29, 2014 — 

Here in Nevada County, Harold Berliner is remembered as a man who was passionate about fine printing on old-school press equipment. That was his passion, but he was also an …

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B&C True Value Home Center: It’s all in the memories (8)

July 17, 2014 — 

For more than 70 years, Builders and Consumers True Value Home Center, also known as B&C, has served as one of the longest standing hardware and lumber businesses in Nevada …

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The Great Republic of Rough and Ready rejoins Union after 3-month ‘secession’ in 1850 (9)

July 17, 2014 — 

Rough and Ready has the dubious distinction of being “the only mining town in the country to have ‘seceded’ from the Union and then voted itself back in,” according to …

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‘Four killed as B-25 crashes at Boundary Mine’ (10)

July 17, 2014 — 

Jack Cramer was wearing his Boy Scout uniform in the yard on June 2, 1945, when a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed near his family’s Grass Valley home. The plane was …

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Nevada County Historical Society hits 70 (11)

July 17, 2014 — 

While The Union celebrates it’s 150th year, the Nevada County Historical Society is having an anniversary of its own. Founded in 1944 to preserve the history and artifacts of the …

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Impact of Ingram family extends beyond The Union, throughout Nevada County community (12)

July 17, 2014 — 

Stepping into Peter Ingram’s den is a bit like stepping back into a newspaper museum. A once state-of-the-art, but now antique typewriter sits ready at the roll-top desk. Across the …

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‘First family’ of The Union (15)

July 17, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story on the Ingram family and their connection to The Union newspaper. See next month’s 150th anniversary edition for the second …

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Timeline of events: 1924-1937 (16)

July 17, 2014 — 

1924 — After a severe snowstorm damaged many overhead wires and blocked tracks, the Nevada County Traction Company ceased operations of its electric streetcars between downtown Grass Valley and Nevada …

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Then and now: W. H. Fippin’s Blacksmith Shop (17)

May 27, 2014 — 

W. H. Fippin’s Blacksmith Shop was built by William Fippin in the early 1850s. Fippin shoed horses, made tools and repaired wagons and buggies in Rough and Ready. …

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Nevada County Namesakes: Chicago Park (18)

May 27, 2014 — 

The Great Chicago Fire started in Catherine O’Leary’s barn on DeKoven Street at about 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, 1871. By early Tuesday morning, with the aid of heavy rains, …

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Nevada County's history of ervice organizations and fraternal orders (19)

May 27, 2014 — 

Service organizations and fraternal orders have a long history of looking after and contributing to their communities in times of need. In the early days of Nevada County, that mission …

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Gold Rush railway: Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad provided faster track for community, gold-mining industry (20)

April 30, 2014 — 

The history of transportation in western Nevada County is, as with any other aspect of the beginning stages of regional development by European settlements, inextricably linked with mining. The reason …

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