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Timelines: Test your knowledge of Nevada County history

1. About (a) 10, (b) 12 or (c) 13 indigenous tribes inhabited the Sierra Nevada in the 19th century.

2. How did the Sierra Nevada get its name?

3. Who were the first Anglos to cross the Sierra Nevada?

4. The first photographs of the Sierra Nevada were taken in (a) 1849, (b) 1851 or (c) 1853.

5. The Sierra Nevada is 360 miles long. Where does it start in the north and end in the south?


1. 13.

2. Pedro Font, a Franciscan missionary, sighted and sketched the range, calling it un gran sierra nevada – “a great snowy range (or crest)” – on April 2, 1772.

3. Jedediah Smith and Joseph Walker, leading groups of fur trappers into the area.

4. 1849.

5. Mount Lassen in Shasta County to Walker Pass in Kern County.

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