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Quiet hero, Bedford Lampkin

Bedford Lampkin
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The group I volunteer for: Empire Mine State Historic Park.

What I do for the group: I conduct tours.

How I got involved: I’m a history buff, and it’s a pretty place. I knew they had tapes, and I couldn’t hear them unless I volunteered. That was in 1991.

Why I think this group’s work is important: It helps preserve a significant history of the area and helps the public appreciate it.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was: Meeting all the lovely people.

The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: I get to meet all these lovely people and I get to work in a very pretty place.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: Little League for a number of years, and I am currently president of the Nevada County Historical Society.

I’ve lived in Nevada County: Since 1988.

The most important job that faces us as a community is: Maintaining the infrastructure.

I think volunteerism is important because: It keeps the volunteering individual active.


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