Remembering the Celebration

Sierra City’s Sesquicentennial on June 21-22 was a resounding success. Saturday’s events began with speeches on the balcony of the Old Sierra City Hotel, where several dignitaries bestowed honors on the Sierra City Post Office for her 150th birthday. Within minutes of the completion of these formal ceremonies, some of those same dignitaries found themselves down the street in the hoosegow. See what happened next …


If you missed the celebration or forgot to purchase some mementos, don’t worry! You can still order hats and shirts, photos, commemorative booklets and USPS cancelled envelopes. Order Sierra City 150 Memorabilia here.

Music at the Mine


August 2

Bourgeois Gypsies
Gritty hillbilly sounds to slinky swamp ballads!


August 16 – Two bands!

Downieville String Alongs
Mountain music: country, bluegrass and folk!
Runnin’ for Cover
Classic rock, rockabilly, country and rhythm and blues

Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum

Sierra County California's Kentucky Mine Historic Park and MuseumWhen 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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