Sierra City Sesquicentennial Update
Plans for Sierra City’s 150th birthday celebration are taking shape. Save the weekend of June 21-22 for a trip back in time. The highlight will be the melodrama Never Trust a Sierra City Slicker at the Kentucky Mine Amphitheatre. There will also be walking tours, living history activities, a historic photo exhibit, and a picnic in the park. You will have the opportunity to pose for a vintage portrait, to be part of a photograph of all the current residents, and even to be thrown into the hoosegow.
The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm at the Sierra City Community Hall. If you would like to be involved but can’t make the meeting, email your input to infosierracountyhistoryorg or call Mary Nourse at 530-862-1123.
Museum Renovation Project
The Kentucky Mine Museum was built in 1977 and, after 37 years, it needs extra maintenance. A renovation plan has been drawn up that includes painting, repairs, new equipment and fresh displays. Since Sierra County owns the building, we’re counting on its help with some costs but we need your help to fund our share and provide volunteer time. You can help support this project with a special donation.
Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum
When the Kentucky Mine stamp mill was up and running at its maximum, you could hear the ten 1,000-pound stamps crushing gold-veined quartz ore for miles around. In fact, the din of the several stamp mills operating near Sierra City during the gold rush days of the 1800s was so uproarious that people had to get inside somewhere in order to carry on a conversation!
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