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Here are five questions about people, places and things pertaining to Grass Valley.

1. The price of gold was artificially pegged at $35 per troy ounce by the federal government in (a) 1934, (b) 1944 or (c) 1938.

2. The cannon in Dow Alexander Park was placed there in (a) 1931, (b) 1941 or (c) 1911.

3. Which of the following was not the name of a Grass Valley elementary school: (a) Grant, (b) Washington or (c) Polk.

4. Gold Rush author Bret Harte has been honored by having many things named in his honor. His full name was (a) George Bret Harte, (b) Francis Brett Harte or (c) Robert Bret Harte.

5. The Golden Center Mine was located (a) on the site of the present Brockington Manor shopping center, (b) on Alta Hill or (c) near the Gold Hill marker.


1. (a) 1934

2. (c) 1911

3. (c) Polk

4. (b) Francis Brett Harte, 1836-1902

5. (a) Brockington Manor

By Bob Wyckoff

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