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 Interactive PDFs, 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
Sierra College Campus Walking Tour – 1950s – 1990s
Writers Conference Materials
Campus Walking Tour-related writing prompts