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1. Was James W. Marshall ever given an appropriation to live on?

2. Who was the other person with a connection to Capt. John Sutter who came to live in Nevada County?

3. How many graves are there in Pioneer Cemetery and where is it located?

4. What was the second largest industry in Nevada County after mining for most the period mining was king?

5. What minority group that mined along the Deer Creek below Nevada City in 1870?


1. Yes, in February of 1872, the state Legislature appropriated $200 per month for two years. In March of 1876 it was reduced to $100 per month, and the last seven years of his life, he drew no pension or relief from the state. He died in 1885, alone in his cabin, and is buried in Coloma.

2. William Alphonse Sutter was the son of John Sutter and came to Nevada County in 1854, where he died, and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Nevada City.

3. It is estimated that there are as many as 400 graves in one of the oldest cemeteries in the county, located on West Broad Street. Most of the early markers were made of wood or only wood crosses to begin with, which have been destroyed over the years by vandals and souvenir hunters.

4. It was the logging industry. The mining industry itself used a great deal of lumber to shore up the mines.

5. There were a large number of Chinese companies that leased the rights to mine there from the white owners

Maria Brower

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