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Walking tour ofMarkleeville Sept. 5

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Laurie Hickey is helping to coordinate a historical walking tour of Markleeville on Saturdy.
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A historical walking tour of downtown Markleeville, “Footsteps Through Time,” is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, starring characters from Alpine County’s past.

Mining baron “Lord Chalmers,” the most influential man in Alpine County, he learned early in life to live well on other people’s money?

Lady Antoinette “Nettie” Chalmers, a woman who created plenty of gossip, her tragic life may be the reason that many thought she had gone mad?

Margaret Jones Ellis, who had the ability to foretell future tragedies, even her own demise. Alvin Grover, a mover and shaker in more ways than one.

He moved the Fisk Hotel to Markleeville and created the first resort “Grover’s Hot Springs”. Agnes Clogston Martin Wells, a native of Ohio, came west with her family after the Civil War for a new life. Gary Coyan, local living legend and historian will tell you about his life, family and friends and maybe some untold tales of his life and growing up in Alpine County. Don Jardine’s life is a little more contemporary but he has interesting stories to tell about mining, family, friends, politics and growing up in Alpine County.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Alpine County Museum or on tour day on the lawn of the Alpine Café aka J Markley Toll Station, south of the Chamber on Main Street. Guided Tours will depart approximately every 15 minutes from 10am to 1pm. Free Parking is available by the Chamber or behind the Markleeville Store or 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, raise a little money for a few needed items for the Museum.

The Historical Society appreciates the volunteer actors, guides and the participation and co-operation of all the downtown businesses. We encourage you to visit local businesses for shopping, food, drink and to participate in “Footsteps Through Time”. For Information Call 530-694-2317