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Mural must reflect history

First off, what happened to “shop locally”? We have an abundance of talent in our own area made evident by the many murals in and on local buildings. Second, what made this town were mining, logging and agriculture. Where are the things that we are best known for? The Narrow Gauge Railroad, the timber industry, cattle ranching, I think that something that will greet our visitors to “Gold Country’s” finest town should depict the era that made Grass Valley great, not what made Hollywood. What’s next, digital clock, glass buildings and mercury vapor lights downtown? Keep the charisma.

The Downtown Association and the Hysterical Commission needs to wake up. This is not San Francisco or L.A. but rather the heart of the Gold Country. Hopefully there will be some input from the locals and the decision has not been finalized. Let’s take another look at what’s available.

Monte S. Martin



Grass Valley


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