At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bowman today, representatives from the Placer County Historical Foundation joined members of the Placer County Board of Supervisors and Placer County Historical Society, descendants of original Bowman residents, members of the Auburn Municipal Advisory Council and local businesses to launch the program.
The idea for the community signs was proposed to the county by the Placer County Historical Foundation, which paid half the cost of the Bowman signs.
“Placer County’s communities like Bowman and North Auburn are special places with rich histories, and these signs are an important reminder of their significance,” said Placer County’s District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. “Wherever people see these welcome signs in the future, they should know it all started in Bowman.”
“There’s been a lot of growth in the area around Bowman in recent years and that’s caused the community to lose a bit of its identity,” said Mike Lynch, secretary of the Placer County Historical Foundation and host of today’s ribbon-cutting event. “These new signs highlight that Bowman is a unique place with its own history,” Lynch added. "The signs will help reestablish Bowman’s community identity for both local residents and visitors to the area.”
View photos of the signs and today’s ceremony in Bowman.