History of Beckwourth Frontier Days
Beckwourth Frontier Days was established to honor James P. Beckwourth, an unsung, genuine American hero of mixed ancestry who created a lower, safer passage across the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the mid-1800s.
The annual festival, expanding rapidly in popularity locally, is also becoming well-known statewide and across the entire nation. Inquiries from the east coast, Colorado and southern California indicate growing interest and plans for future participation in the festival.
Beckwourth Frontier Days 1995 was dedicated to Vern Williams who portrayed James Beckwourth the first four and a half years until his untimely death in May of that year.
Beckwourth Frontier Days, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)3 corporation created to produce the annual festival and provide period presentations to schools and civic organizations throughout the year. It is governed by a board of directors and is staffed by volunteers. Your participation is encouraged and welcome.
Beckwourth Frontier Days, Inc. will be an active participant in Gold Rush Sesquicentiannial activites being organized by the State of California. Financial support is by commercial and private sponsorship. The City of Marysiville is the number one, major sponsor of the event providing some financial support as well as the facility, services and labor.
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