Holidays at Empire Mine

The red and gold leaves still cling to the trees around Empire Mine as Cornish carolers serenade swarming crowds for “Holidays at Empire Mine.” From 11AM to 4PM on November 29th and 30th, the mine grounds outside of Grass Valley are open and engaging with period costumes, live music, and food vendors. Costumed maids distribute cookies…

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Hearst and the Homestake Mine

While William Randolph Hearst is well known the world over as the great media magnate, a father of yellow journalism, and inspiration for Citizen Kane, seedlings of his pivotal role as a news baron can be traced back to his father, George Hearst, and the Homestake Mine. The Homestake Mine is located in Lead, South…

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