Nevada County has lost a great historical icon with the passing of Bob Wycoff last Saturday. Wycoff was a noted historian, photographer and journalist of many decades of Nevada County history. His good friend and former Nevada City Councilman, Paul Matson says Bob would challenge readers in his popular “Timelines” column in the Union Newspaper…
More than 50 of Wycoff’s best articles with historic photos spread throughout were published in a special book titled “The Way It Was-Looking Back at Nevada County. He also edited the book “Never Come Never Go” which told the story of Engine Number 5, the Nevada County Narrow Guage Railroad, and the building of the Railroad Museum. Matson says Wyckoff was also a successful grant writer for Nevada City.*
Matson says Wycoff also donated the money for the last upgrades of the baseball field at Pioneer Park, the wood bridge across Deer Creek and the disabled-accessible picnic area . He says Wycoff was also actively involved in helping the State of California make the decision to purchase North Bloomfield and the Malakoff Diggins and make it into a state Park. *
Bob Wycoff was 85 years old.