ASC's Mark Selverston and Chris Ward Receive Distinguished Award

September 29, 2022

Linda Jack (L) and David Bard (R) of the Nevada County Historical Society present Mark Selverston (M) with the Distinguished Service Award.

Mark Selverston and Chris Ward were awarded the Nevada County Historical Society Distinguished Service Award for their contributions to the research and public interpretation of Nevada County history. Notable achievements include the publication of Ward's Cemeteries of the Western Sierra, the creation of Malakoff's French Connection event, extensive work at gold mines in the county, including the Kentucky Ridge slave mine, the study of a historic Nisenan neighborhood at North Bloomfield, and identifying ethnographic Nisenan sites, amongst many others. Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!