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April 4, 2014
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We need to speak up now on Empire Mine State Park

In reference to ‘Anyone want to buy a state park?’ (The Union, March 29), thank you for the well-written editorial and amusingly appropriate cartoon expression your view of this subject.

The Empire Mine State Historic Park is much more than a tourist attraction. It is a monument to a spectacular era that created the state of California and made it known throughout the world. It belongs in the state parks system and should stay there.

To now have a Senate subcommittee suggest that it be put up for sale is sickening. We should be treasuring this historical asset and properly funding it for the benefit of future generations.

We need to speak up now and let our Legislative representatives know we appreciate and expect their support in preserving this precious historical monument that we in these Gold Rush communities are privileged to enjoy.

Sens. Jim Nielsen and Ted Gaines,and Assemblyman Brian Dahle,need to hear from all of us, either by email, a direct phone call or by writing them at: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Virginia Brunini

Grass Valley

The Empire Mine State Historic Park is much more than a tourist attraction. It is a monument to a spectacular era that created the state of California and made it known throughout the world.


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