A plaque at Hirschman’s Pond honoring Leb Hirschman and the Jewish Gold Rush community has been vandalized.
“Unfortunately it was not ‘paint gun’ paint that could be easily removed,” said County Executive Officer Alison Lehman. “It was latex paint and we were unable to scrub it down.
“The plaque was taken down and Nevada County Facilities will use paint remover to fully clean it. Once the sign is cleaned up, it will be reinstalled next week.
“Those of you who are familiar with the trail know there are several nature signs that lead you to the pond. All other signs were untouched. It was clear the plaque was targeted.”
A vandalism-hate incident will be reported to the Nevada City Police Department.