Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County

Chief Truckee 31 August 2014
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Chief Truckee
Truckee River Regional Park
Died 1860

Chief Truckee

The legendary Paiute leader; friend and guide to pioneers; breveted a "Captain" by John C. Fremont; gave his name to this valley, river and town: died near Dayton, Nevada, in 1860.

Dedicated August 10, 1974
Chief Truckee Chapter 3691
E Clampus Vitus

Even though I am a veteran of the United States Air Force, I was unfamiliar with the military term, brevet.

According to Wikipedia, "a brevet was a warrant giving a commissioned officer a higher rank title as a reward for gallantry or meritorious conduct, but without receiving the authority, precedence, or pay of real rank.

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