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Test your knowledge of Nevada County history

1. In 1952, Grass Valley High School’s enrollment was:

(a) 680, (b) 559 or (c) 800.

2. The average weight of the 1951 Nevada City varsity football team’s line was (a) 230 lbs., (b) 198 lbs., or (c) 155 lbs.

3. Nevada City’s backfield average in pounds was (a) 140, (b) 160 or (c) 180.

4. In the 1951 election to unify Nevada City and Grass Valley high schools, how many school districts were involved in the voting: (a) 18, (b) 22 or (c) 10.

5. The victorious 1951 Grass Valley varsity team was coached by: (a) Jim Guinn, (b) Andy Hallidie or (c) Art Hooper.


1. (b) 559, according to then Superintendent William M. Wilson.

2. (c) 155, according to Coach Bob Bonner.

3. (a) 140, again according to Bonner.

4. (a) 18 ranging in votes cast from 9 total in the Wolf District to 1,135 cast in Grass Valley.

5. (c) Art Hooper. Hooper went on to become a principal of Nevada Union, and his name honors its athletic field.

Bob Wyckoff

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