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Pine City receives a new welcome sign

Generous donation supplies city with new sign

PINE CITY - Pine City boasts a new welcome sign replacing the one that was burned in the 2020 Babb Fire.

According to Board Member of the Pine City Historical Society Teresa Brown, Jim and Sue Crutcher Rhodes, a generous couple who have never lived in Pine City, made the new sign possible.

Brown said that the Crutcher family does have ties to Pine City, going back to 1880 when Sue's great-grandfather, Sam Crutcher, first came to the area.

"Sam was born in Kentucky and served in the War of the Rebellion, enlisting in Missouri," Brown said, "After living in Nevada for several years, he came by w...


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