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NCHS Speaker Night “The Sage of Smartsville”

The Nevada County Historical Society’s Speaker Night presentation this evening  features Kathleen Smith, who is a descendant of two Grass Valley gold rush families as well as ancestors who settled in Smartsville and Timbuctoo . She will be speaking about the historical relationship between the towns, and introducing a new  collection of stories involving these places.  called  “The Sage of Smartsville: The Collected Stories of George Rigby” .

click here to listen to Kathleen Smith
Rigby’s  stories illustrate how connected Marysville, Grass Valley and Nevada City were to each other in the early 1900’s, something completely forgotten in our own  time.  Smith  is also  active in the Smartsville Church Restoration project; and successfully spearheaded the campaign to get the S returned to Smartsville which was finally accomplished in 2008.

click here to listen to Kathleen Smith
Nevada County Historical Society speaker night this evening gets underway at 7 pm at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.  It is free and open to the public

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