Recent Stories in The Union 150 Anniversary

Former publishers point to the people of Nevada County for The Union’s success (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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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Nevada County Namesakes: McMurray Lake (7)

September 21, 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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Cartoonist Crabb’s creativity worth (several) thousand words (9)

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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Nevada County Namesakes: Nimrod Street (10)

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 (11)

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’ (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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’ (15)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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’ (19)

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 (20)

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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