County history highlighted at this year’s classic |

County history highlighted at this year’s classic

More than 1,000 old photos of Nevada County will be displayed Saturday at the Draft Horse Classic, thanks to the Nevada County Heritage Photo and Video History Group.

The exhibit includes photos related to mining, logging, parades, aircraft, fire fighting equipment, transportation, agriculture, trains, cars, wagons and local families. In addition, Victorian clothing will be on display and four presentations will be offered.

Local historian Vince Seck, a former Grass Valley policeman and former Grass Valley police chief, will give a Lake Olympia slide-show presentation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. His family was the last owner of Lake Olympia in the Brunswick Basin.

Local authors Chris Enss and JoAnn Chartier will talk about research techniques from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They co-authored “With Great Hope, Women of the California Gold Rush,” “Love Untamed, Romances of the Old West” and “Gilded Girls, Women Entertainers of the Old West.”

Nevada County native Ken Yeo will give a slide show presentation about the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. He was restoration director for the California State Park Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

Local author Michel Janicot will give the last presentation on Nevada County history research from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. His writings include “Ladies of the Night,” “Western States Jewish History,” “The French Connection or French in Nevada County, California” and “A History of Nevada County Post Offices, 1850-1994.”

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