Sierra County slated to celebrate 150 years |

Sierra County slated to celebrate 150 years

Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of Sierra County.

A celebration of that milestone is planned for noon after the regularly scheduled meeting of the Sierra County Board of Supervisors in Downieville.

The unveiling of a bronze plaque that outlines the county’s history and the milestone will highlight the formal celebration, expected to last one hour. Local school groups will provide musical entertainment, participants will be in historic dress, and official recognition of the anniversary will include presentation of resolutions from Sen. Rico Oller and Assemblyman Sam Aanestad.

The events are on the front steps of the Sierra County Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville. The public is invited. Period costume is encouraged.

A reception following the event will include cake and a fund-raising hot dog sale provided by the Downieville Lions Club.

Sierra County was created by an act of the legislature on April 16, 1852, and signed into law by then-Gov. John Bigler.

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