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August 29, 2013
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A successful Truckee sesquicentennial celebration

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Donner Historical Society hosted a picnic in celebration of Truckee’s sesquicentennial. A number of representatives from different area organizations attended with information to share with our participants. It was a great day full of historic information, photos, exhibits and history lessons.

The Railroad Regulators donated $500 to the Truckee Donner Historical Society to help with our preservation efforts. The Railroad Regulators are a local group of historic reenactors who bring their show on the road to entertain the crowds during parades, events and even the third-grade tours at the Old Jail Museum.

The RR are looking for people who want to preserve our western heritage and have some fun. According to their Captain, “It’s the most fun you can have with your boots on.” Those interested may call Capt’n Culpepper at 530-587-7662.

The Truckee Donner Historical Society runs the Joseph Research Library, located at 10115 Donner Trail Road, and the Old Jail Museum, located at 10142 Jibboom St. in Truckee.

The Joseph Research Library is open to the public every Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Old Jail Museum is open summer weekends, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., volunteers permitting. If you would like to become a docent at the museum, we could use the help. Training provided, contact

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for participating in our sesquecentenial celebration: Sierra County Historical Society, Nevada County Historical Society, Donner Summit Historical Society, Washo Cultural Council, Donna Howell, Tom Macaulay, Truckee Fire Department, town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Railroad Society, Railroad Regulators, and dedicated volunteers from Truckee Donner Historical Society.

Thank you all,

Truckee Donner Historical Society

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Sierra Sun Updated Aug 29, 2013 06:05PM Published Aug 29, 2013 02:04PM Copyright 2013 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.