Recent Stories in The Union 150 Anniversary

B&C True Value Home Center: It’s all in the memories (1)

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 (2)

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’ (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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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Finding The Union newspaper’s founder, hero (15)

April 25, 2014 — 

In honor of the 150th anniversary of The Union. Long may its flag wave amongst the titles of newspapers in the United States, for it was in striving to keep …

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Western Nevada County’s three historic hotels bastions of a golden era (16)

April 25, 2014 — 

Western Nevada County’s three historic hotels trace their illustrious lineage to a California yesteryear when pioneers coursed through western Nevada County, making the region more populous than San Francisco at …

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Higgins Corner: Gateway to South County and to Nevada County history (17)

April 25, 2014 — 

While most people call Combie Road a pit stop on the Auburn-to-Grass-Valley jog along Highway 49, locals refer to the intersection and surroundings as something else: Higgins Corner. Named for …

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Nevada County Timeline: 1893 - 1922 (18)

April 25, 2014 — 

1893 - Upon taking ownership of Grass Valley Daily Union, William Prisk — the paper’s proprietor for the next 53 years — announces “The new ‘Union’ .. (will discard) the …

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Lyman Gilmore: an aviation pioneer that history almost forgot (19)

April 25, 2014 — 

The history books will tell you that the first powered, controlled and sustained heavier-than-air manned flight took place at Kill Devil Hills four miles south of Kitty Hawk, N.C., on …

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The Owl Grill & Saloon: A Grass Valley tavern that never changed (20)

April 25, 2014 — 

As you walk into The Owl Grill & Saloon in Grass Valley’s historic downtown district, you can smell the 1880 hand-carved Austrian cherry-wood back bar from the front door. Banker …

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