June 4, 2010
Nana the Apache
Nana blasted through Gold Dust, a tent camp northeast of Hillsboro, then skirted Hillsboro. He was pursued by citizens and soldiers, led by Lt. George Smith from Ft. Cummings and mining engineer, George Daly near the site of Lake Valley. Both were killed by the Apaches in Gavilan Canyon, Smith's body grossly mutilated. Lake Valley was originally called Daly, later called Sierra City before the name it's known by today. Nana's band continued on, making their way into Mexico.
"Nana's Raid" a book by anthropologist Stephen Lekson is a well-documented read about the historic event.
Photo National Archives and Records Administration.