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About the Book

Their Spirits Took Flight

Our Premiere Publication!

All communities have a story to tell, and many of Nevada City’s stories can be found in Pine Grove Cemetery. Here you will find thousands of pioneers and early citizens resting in their last sleep, who represent a repository of the rich historical and cultural diversity of Nevada City and the State of California.

Image from Author's collection.


Meet Our Authors

Original. Insightful. Brilliant.


Brian Suwada

Brian John Roberts Suwada, a retired librarian, was born in Sacramento and currently lives in Rancho Mirage, California. He has many relatives interred in Nevada City's Pine Grove Cemetery.


Brian entertains and fascinates readers with every sentence and phrase.  Meticulous in his research, he adds a touch of heart and soul so that his readers are informed and engaged.

Brian poses here for a photograph with his buddy Filbert.

Photograph by Jeremiah Flynn, Tintype Photography, Santa Rosa, CA.

About: Our Authors
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