The Pioneers

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Many of the earliest settlers came to this region as single men, often after trying their luck in the gold fields. The occasional married couple or family also made the journey. Most came seeking opportunity or adventure, and they probably almost always found both.

The pioneers left their marks in countless ways — the familiar institutions they established, the now-landmark buildings they built, and through their descendants, many of whom contribute to and are part of our local communities today.

Laura Trippi