A Long Ways to Go; Lowell Guy Robinson & Robinson Enterprises (Paperback)
The Robinsons are a HUGE part of Nevada County History! Now available in store!
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A lifelong friend recalled that as young farm boys Lowell and brother Neil regularly were expected to load manure from the barn into a spreader, hitch up the horse, drive out to pasture and scatter it with pitchforks. “They learned what hard work was.” But Lowell was attracted more by machines than horses and cattle. Encouraged by loving parents and admiring school teachers, he carved his own special niche in a region more famous for its food and mining industries
than for converting trees into building materials. Lowell had a gift for recognizing and nurturing other men’s skills in order to achieve extraordinary goals.
Despite his many successes, Lowell remained humble and accessible—always ready to reach out to help friends, strangers and community organizations. As one employee put it, “When you go to work for Lowell Robinson you just jump aboard and you just go like hell along with him!”
“Lowell Robinson’s life was the expression of a spirit, an energy, which drove him and inspired other men to follow. The bond between Robinson and the talented men who joined him in his enterprise was a bond of mutual recognition... He was a man of unquestionable integrity. He measured his words carefully, and once having spoken, would do as he had said, and no one doubted it.”
—Gold Country historian Gage McKinney