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History alive in Nevada City’s Constitution Day signing

The signing of the United States Constitution is reenacted by community members portraying the colonial founding fathers prior to Sunday's Constitution Day parade in downtown Nevada City.
Elias Funez/efunez@theunion.com |

George Washington stood stalwart and stoic in the streets of downtown Nevada City Sunday afternoon as the Nevada Lodge Masons gave a roll call of the 39 representatives that signed the Constitution back on September 17, 1787.

From Benjamin Franklin, the oldest to sign the Constitution at 81 years old, to Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, all made an appearance to sign the document.

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