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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Nevada County Community Library Pine Grove Cemetery Tour

The Doris Library for Historical Research will conduct a tour of the Pine Grove cemetery on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This special Halloween program will begin at the historic Pinegrove cemetery, located on Red Dog Road in Nevada City. Local cemetery expert, author, and archaeologist Chris Ward, will provide an in-depth look at headstone signs and symbology, and discuss the historically rich lives of many of the Pinegrove occupants.

After the tour, participants are welcome to return to the Foley Library located at 211 North Pine Street in Nevada City for refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. Foley Library staff will be on hand to assist participants with further exploration of the Pinegrove cemetery and Nevada County history.


Local History

Nevada County is fortunate to be home to some of the most beautiful and historically rich cemeteries in California. Pine Grove Cemetery is one of the earliest cemeteries in Nevada County and the resting place of its most famous pioneers, including Niles Searls, Lyman Gilmore, and Henry Engelbright.


Resources Available at the Doris Foley

The Doris Foley Historical Research library has many resources available for patrons interested in researching cemeteries and ancestors, including mortuary and obituary records, newspapers and probate records on microfilm, cemetery indexes, cemetery maps, as well as access to genealogy websites. The Foley also has two state of the art ScanPro 3000 microfilm e-readers, purchased with funding from the Library Services and Technology Act grant from the California State Library. These e-readers make the search for records and information easier than ever.


More Information

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore a true cultural treasure of Nevada County courtesy of the Doris Foley Historical Research Library! For more information, please contact Tiffany Roberts at (530) 265-4606.

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