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The cavalry is coming Saturday

The 2nd California Cavalry’s Sacramento Rangers are coming at 11 a.m. Saturday to the Nevada County Horsemen’s facility in Grass Valley, A Civil-War era band will be performing, and there are also plans for a barbecue. The event is free to the public, and organizers with the Nevada County Horsemen say their goal is to promote horsemanship in the community.

“One of their things in re-enactment is that when you take pictures of them, they don’t smile,” said Charles Green, president of the Nevada County Horsemen.

That’s because back in the era cavalrymen will be reenacting, cameras were relatively new. Smiling for pictures was not yet customary.

The Nevada County Horsemen got started around 1950, built upon the foundation of the Nevada County Sheriff’s posse.

They meet on the second Tuesday of every month. This year they’re also doing team-roping sessions on Thursdays. Their facility off of Brunswick Road is also available for rent.

To find out more about the Nevada County Horsemen, visit www.nevadacountyhorsemen.org.

To contact Staff Writer Dave Brooksher, email dbrooksher@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.

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The Union Updated May 1, 2014 09:26PM Published May 1, 2014 06:58PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.