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Two share award for GV historical video

The Union editor John Seelmeyer, Barbara Marquand and Ron Sturgell, director of the Grass Valley Video History Museum, recently completed a video production on the Golden Center Freeway construction project of the 1960s.

Sturgell and the board of directors of the Grass Valley Video History Museum presented awards to Seelmeyer and Marquand for their work.



Seelmeyer and Marquand began to research and build facts and historical data for the video.




It took more than two years to piece together the facts and get current interviews on video and old movie film of the freeway building project.

The trio compared old photographs, maps, newspaper articles and county records to get a precise history and make an accurate storyline that was sometimes humorous.

Seelmeyer and Marquand wrote the script, and Marquand narrated the video.

The Grass Valley Video History Museum is a division of the Nevada County Historical Society.


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