Sierra College & Litton Trail Loop Hiking & History Tour

This self-guided tour was created for the 2023 Sierra Writers Conference. The conference theme celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sierra College Press and the first publication of Standing Guard: Telling Our Stories, a beautifully photographed and formatted remembrance book about Placer County Japanese families, many of them fruit farmers, who were incarcerated during WW II.

After researching the Litton Hill land, people, and plants, it was noteworthy to learn that the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College shares WW II, fruit growing, farming, and publishing history with its Rocklin sister site.

Below, you will find tour components that include videos, podcasts, maps, and music.

Explore and enjoy the journey!

Download an interactive PDF, with live links, to take on the go.

Phone Recommended Media PDF – podcasts, maps, and a time travel playlist

Large Screen Recommended Media PDF – videos & maps

Prior to the Gold Rush

Litton Hill Farming Families – 1850s – 1930/40s

podcast | newspaper printing history

Sierra College Campus Walking Tour – 1950s – 1990s

podcast | campus map | koi fish documentary | koi fish custom art | Gerald Angove interview

Writers Conference Materials

Campus Walking Tour-related writing prompts

Sierra College & Litton Loop Trail Sights

podcast | map | time travel playlist

Recent Sierra College Nature Observations

recent observations