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Test your knowledge of Nevada County history

1. Nevada City trustee Harold A. Berliner Jr. was: (a) former district attorney, (b) former county supervisor or (c) vice president of a ski-manufacturing company.

2. Which of the following men was not a local high school principal: (a) William George, (b) Art Hooper or (c) Ed Frantz.

3. The Grass Valley High School “B” athletic teams were known as: (a) the Hoistmen, (b) the Muckers or (c) the Powder Monkeys.

4. The Nevada City High School counterpart teams were (a) the Lumberjacks, (b) the Bees or (c) the Tree Toppers.

5. Which of the following was a Nevada Union School District superintendent: (a) William Wilson, (b) Bob Paine or (c) Elmer “Chief” Stevens.


1. (a) Former district attorney.

2. All were former principals of either Grass Valley, Nevada Union or Nevada City high schools.

3. (b) The Muckers. Merriam-Webster’s NInth Collegiate dictionary defines “muck” as material removed in the process of excavating or mining. Therefore, a mucker is one who shovels out the muck.

4. (b) The Bees for those pesky bumblebees.

5. (a) William Wilson. Bob Paine was a former school trustee, and Chief Stevens was a beloved teacher at Grass Valley then Nevada Union high schools.

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