Alpine County walking tour set for Sunday |

Alpine County walking tour set for Sunday

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Join the Alpine County Historical Society on Saturday for “Footsteps Through Time,” a historic walking tour of downtown Markleeville.

The tour features historic buildings and sites, plus characters such as mining baron Lord Chalmers, once considered the most influential man in Alpine County. Also, several members of the Grover family will recount stories of the family’s long history in the area.

Tours are offered at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and each tour is one hour long. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Alpine County Museum or on tour day at the Barrett Memorial Fountain, south of the hotel and across from the Markleeville Store.

Parking is available behind the Markleeville Store or in the large lot south of the courthouse near the river. All proceeds benefit the Alpine County Historical Society. The walking tour is a fun way to learn local history and raise needed funds for the Historical Society.

For more information, call 530-694-2317 or 775-315-0697.