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GRASS VALLEY– Lecture by William Hague: “The Yanks are Coming”

November 4, 2018 @ 6:00 am8:00 am

“The Yanks are Coming,” will be presented by well-known history author Gage McKinney on Sunday, November 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the North Star House,   12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley. McKinney will explore the memorable life of William Hague, the young manager of the North Star gold mine.  His specialist expertise took him to France in 1916, where he served with other mining engineers.  Their combined skills helped alter the course of the war – and changed world history.  Hosted by the North Star Historic Conservancy, a $10 donation is requested.

This program is part of a project entitled Over Here: Nevada County’s Experience of WWI which is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant. 

Although the battlefields of World War I were far from rural Nevada County, its residents were deeply engaged in the war’s issues and the challenges it presented.  The war was the most consequential event of the 20th century, yet it has almost faded from modern memory. Over Here: Nevada County’s Experience of World War I is a multifaceted program designed to reconnect our community to this transformational event in our nation’s history.  Our program is scheduled to coincide with the worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice between Germany and the Allies that brought and end to the fighting of the Western Front on November 11, 1918.


November 4, 2018
6:00 am – 8:00 am


North Star House
12075 Auburn Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949 United States
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