The Purpose of the Commission
Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada County lay at the heart of the 49er experience. Many thousands came here to make their fortune and much evidence of their successes and occasional failures remains. From bustling towns still largely unchanged from the Gold Rush era to ghost towns, from gold mines and mining equipment to covered bridges and the first long-distance telephone line, these and much more can be found among the almost 200 historical landmarks situated in Nevada County. The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission exists to help you find and enjoy them. A good way to start is by using our interactive map, developed with the support of the Nevada County Geographical Information Systems unit. With special thanks to Sarah Deal of the County’s GIS unit, the latest version of the interactive map is now live. Here is the link if you want to take it for a spin.
Interested in Filling a Commission Vacancy?
The Historical Landmarks Commission has a vacancy in District II, roughly the area south of Grass Valley towards Wolf Road, including Alta Sierra. The position is voluntary and by appointment of Supervisor Ed Scofield. The Commission usually meets the third Friday of every month. More information about the Commission can be found on this website.
Here is the official announcement:
HISTORICAL LANDMARKS COMMISSION: (1 vacancy) One District II registered voter to be appointed by the District II supervisor. The purpose of this commission shall be to promote the general welfare of Nevada County and its citizens through official recognition, recording, marking, preserving, and promoting the historical resources of Nevada County. For further information, contact the Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to a video produced by the Historical Landmarks Commission called Landmarks of Nevada County: Preserving Our Unique History. Enjoy!
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