Sierra Valley Barns guide re-released |

Sierra Valley Barns guide re-released

Each wooden barn standing on the floor of the Sierra Valley has a story. And a recently reprinted book entitled “Barns of Sierra County in Sierra Valley” tells the history of 66 of these structures, many of which have held hay or harbored dairy cows for a century and a half.

The simple, spiral-bound book that serves as an excellent guide for barn sightseers was originally published by the Sierra County Historical Society in 1997 and is back in print thanks to funding from the Truckee-based Sierra Business Council.

A brief history, photo and location of each barn is listed with an indicator map in the back flap that points out the location of each structure. The front of the book gives a history of the uses, designs and builders of the valley’s barns.

“We thought that they needed to get that book back out there because it says a lot about the history and culture of the Sierra Valley,” said Steve Frisch, director of natural resources for the Sierra Business Council.

A limited supply of the book is available at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks in Truckee for $12.95. The Bookshelf store in Quincy is also carrying copies of the book.

The author, Maren Scholberg, will be signing copies at the book at The Sierra Valley Marketplace at the Sierraville Fairgrounds on June 18. Books will be on sale at the event that runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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