Slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was born in Grass Valley in 1960, but his ties to the area continued in later life, we’ve learned.
“At Berkeley, Stevens majored in history, wrapping up his studies in 1982. His senior thesis delved into immigration to California in the 19th century, looking specifically at Cornish hard-rock miners who settled the Sierra Nevada foothills towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City during the Gold Rush in Northern California,” as a press release from UC Berkeley states.
Stevens was killed Tuesday night, along with three others, in an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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