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The Evening Bee Sacramento, Cal. Thursday, August 16, 1906 Page 6
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF NEVADA COUNTY PIONEERS Cyrus R. Hill and Wife Still Hale and Hearty, Married Fifty Years Ago GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), August 16 - Few men have lived the eventful life of Cyrus R. HILL, who will celebrate, with his wife, his golden wedding anniversary in this city on August 21. Mr. HILL is one of the pioneer residents of Grass Valley, having located here in 1852, when the ground were the city now stands was a wilderness almost and crowded with goldseekers, who washed nearly every foot of ground in the town and took out big money.
Cyrus R. HILL was born in New York in 1828, his native place being Barre Center. He came to California in 1852, coming direct to this district, then in the heyday of its placer prosperity. He came by way of the isthmus, and shortly after leaving Greytown assisted in putting down a mutiny aboard the ship. The sailors were in an ugly mood, on short rations and ready to overpower their officers and take possession, when news of the affair leaked out. HILL, a big, muscular man, fearful of nothing, took an active hand in quelling the disturbance just as it was about to break forth.
For a time, he teamed and mined. Then he purchased a tract of land in the heart of Grass Valley in 1858. At that time there was but one acre of the property adapted to cultivation owing to the ravages of placer mining. By the end of 1858 he filled in and leveled four acres and planted fruit trees, many of which still bear largely. The remainder of the tract he prepared in the same manner, having in all fourteen acres. He set out the first berries in this vicinity, and was the first grower to ship fruit out of the county.
On August 21, 1856, Mr. HILL was married to Miss Caroline DOBBINS. Seven children were born, four of whom survive. There are also four grandchildren living. Mr. and Mrs. HILL still reside in their cozy old-fashioned home off Colfax Avenue, hale and hearty, respected highly by all who know them.