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Articles in 1990 Spring Issue #1

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Steel Rails on the Ridge:
The Butte County Railroad, Part I

By Kent Stephens

In 1901 the Diamond Match Company bought nearly 70,000 acres of prime timberland in Butte, Plumas and Tehama counties. A railroad was essential to move the logs from the forests to the manufacturing plant planned for Chico, California This is the story of the building of the Butte County Railroad.

The Great Hydraulic Gold Mine at Cherokee
By Jack Sturgeon

The first discovery of gold at Cherokee was made by Sol Potter in 1853. He came to California with his Cherokee Indian students from Cherokee Territory in Oklahoma. Eventually Cherokee became the site of the world's largest hydraulic gold mine in the world after 60 miles of massive flumes were built to bring in water. In 1880 President Rutherford B. Hayes, accompanied by generals Sherman and McDowell, visited the highly productive gold mine.

Facts & Fiction from Lonestar's Journal
By a Ghostwriter

Mark Twain was supposed to have said that a mine was a hole in the ground with a liar standing at the top. "I am the man at the top!" So begins this whimsical journal of T.J. "Lonestar" Tyler, a fictional character from Texas who describes the life of the gold rush miner.

Goin' for the Gold
By Kelly Pons

A true account of a gold miner who worked a gold mine known as the Red Hill Mine near Sawmill Peak by using a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow to tunnel into the mountain some 1000 feet in his search for "Big Gold."

A Horse in the Bank
By B.C. Janney

A short humorous story about how a horse and an Oklahoma cowboy that untintentionally ended up inside a Bank of America branch office in Paradise, California.

...to be all the name implies, Paradise
By Bill Anderson

An article against establishing business licenses in Paradise, California.

Dogtown From the Beginning
By B.C. Janney

A short story about the settlement of the Dogtown Ridge from 1851 to 1856.

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Articles in 1990 Summer Issue #2

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Steel Rails on the Ridge,
The Butte County Railroad, Part 2

By Kent Stephens

Part two details the construction of the four depots on the Butte County Railroad line, the locomotives and equipment used, railroad operations, the great 1909 train wreck at Paradise, the sale of the line to the Southern Pacific Railroad and the closing of the railway line.

Black Bart, the P08
By Bill Anderson

Over a period of eight years from 1875 to 1883, Black Bart held up 28 stagecoaches without ever firing a shot. He was always known to be polite and courteous to his victims, especially the ladies. The article details the robberies and Wells Fargo's efforts to track him down.

Dogtown History
By B.C. Janney

A short history of Butte Creek Canyon, early explorers, favorite sports and an 1856 newspaper article that describes the conditions in Oroville.

Yellowstone Kelly
By Lee Albright

Yellowstone Kelly was hired by General Nelson Miles to be his chief scout in 1875 and later participated in the final battle and surrender of Chief Joseph at Bear Paw Mountain. Over the years he served in the Philippine Campaign of the Spanish American War, was appointed an Indian Agent in Arizona and served as an advisor to President Teddy Roosevelt. He moved to Paradise, California in 1915.

Early Preachers in Butte County
By George C. Mansfield

A short story about the first sermon preached in Butte County at a gold mining camp on the Feather River.

Chinese Miners on the Dogtown Ridge
By Paul Bowman

Paul Bowman describes how the Chinese referred to California as "Gold Mountain" and the gold fever it caused in mainland China. Also discussed are Chinese customs, prospecting techniques, Chinese merchants, discrimination in the mines and their social lives.

Prospecting for Gold
By Bill Anderson, B.C. Janney and Kelly Pons

Four different types of prospecting are discussed: Panning, Sluicing, Tunneling and Dredging.

A Dogtown Miner's Journal, 1852-1854, Part I
By Granville Stuart

Part one describes the journey taken by Granville and James Stuart along with their father from Iowa to California and the goldfields at Dogtown from 1852-1854. Granville gives a vivid description of the magnificent forest and mountain scenery he encountered near Dogtown and his impressions of the gold miners he observed.

 

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Articles in 1990 Fall Issue #3

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Maidu Indians on the Dogtown Ridge
By Paul Bowman

Paul Bowman discusses the Maidu villages, native clothing, hunting and fishing techniques, gathering and roasting grasshoppers, acorn harvesting, weapons and tools, Maidu basketry, customs and their early contact with white settlers.

Jim Beckwourth
By Bill Talbitzer

History has never decided whether Jim Beckwourth was one of the West's greatest heroes or whether he should have been drowned as a pup. In 50 years of roaming the plains and mountains from Missouri to California and from Montana to Mexico, he was at various times a trapper, a soldier, an army scout, an explorer and even an Indian chief. He also took turns at being a murderer, a horse thief, a traitor and the biggest liar to come down the pike.

Dogtown History
By B.C. Janney

A brief history of the towns, settlements and gold mining camps located on the Dogtown Ridge.

The Gold Nugget Museum
By Lee Albright

A short history of the establishment and development of the Gold Nugget Museum in Paradise, California.

Flea Valley Flume Locomotive
From "Tales of the Paradise Ridge"

A short article about the development of a flume boat that would travel up a water flume. Includes detailed drawings from its patent application of 1876.

Major McLaughlin's Wonderful Wall
By Bill Talbitzer

A story about Major Frank McLaughlin who dominated the northern California mining industry for nearly twenty years and his attempt to divert the waters of the Feather River near Oroville by building a rock wall some two miles long. He then planned to work the exposed riverbed for gold.

Landslide at Sawmill Peak
From the "Chico Daily Record"

In 1897 an earthquake south of San Francisco may have been responsible for a tremendous landslide on the slopes of Sawmill Peak perched above the West Branch of the Feather River. Two newspaper accounts describe the slide and the investigations that followed shortly thereafter.

A Dogtown Miner's Journal, 1852-1854, Part 2
By Granville Stuart

Part two tells of the quest for Gold Lake and the excitement it caused among miners in the Dogtown area. Many left profitable claims in search of the lake said to be covered with nuggets lying around its shore, only to be disappointed in their quest. He also describes the local Indians, early entertainment and a sermon given by a preacher who they later found dealing Faro in a card room.

 

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Articles in 1990 Winter Issue #4

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The Southwest Expedition of Jedediah Smith
By Bill Anderson

Overland travel to California began long before the heydey of the gold rush of 1949. The first overland excursion into the California frontier was made in 1826 by a hardy band of fur trappers from the Rocky Mountain Fur Company led by the "Knight of Buckskin," Jedediah Strong Smith. Smith, along with two other trappers, Jackson and Sublette, had recently bought out the fur company from William Ashley, the pioneer of the western fur trade business.

The North Valley's Movie Heritage
By Lee Albright

Starting in 1937 the northern Sacramento Valley was used by major motion picture studios from Hollywood to film over 15 major motion pictures. "The Adventures of Robin Hood" was the first and was filmed in Bidwell Park in Chico for its lush forest scenery and served as Sherwood Forest. Lee Albright gives some of the history for films shot from 1937 to 1955.

Dogtown History
By B.C. Janney

B.C. Janney continues with more history of the Dogtown Ridge areas of Toadtown, Lovelock, Hupps Mill, Forks of the Butte, Powellton and Inskip.

Paradise Fact & Folklore
By Nena Burkhalter

A history of the local historical society started in 1960 by members of Ruby Swartzlow's Northern California History Class which she taught for 18 years. The organization publishes a biannual publication known as "Tales of the Paradise Ridge." Paradise Historical Society; Fact & Folklore is the organization's current name.

The Story of a Pioneer Doctor
By B.C. Janney

Newton Thomas Enloe started his medical practice while working for the Sierra Lumber Company as the company surgeon. He eventually opened four hospitals, including today's Enloe Hospital in Chico, California

The California Dog Express
From "Hutchings' California Magazine"

A short story about J.B Whiting's Dog Express established in 1857 to carry mail and express packages through the snow from Buckeye Ranch to Quincy, a distance of some thirty miles.

Vengeance in Cherokee
By Bill Talbitzer

This is the tragic story of Miss Susie McDaniel of Cherokee who was stalked by the Austrian George Sharkovich and killed with a knife through her heart when she refused his amorous intentions. A manhunt ensued to find the killer who fled in the direction of Bidwell Bar.

A Dogtown Miner's Journal, Part 3
By Granville Stuart

Part three finds the Stuart brothers building a long tom sluice and mining with meager results until Granville discovers a 16 ounce gold nugget. Lack of water forced them to locate new diggings. While scratching through an abandoned mining claim they found the lost paystreak, marked the spot, but failed to put up a claim notice. By the time they returned other miners were working the area and they lost out.

 

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[1990 Issues #1-4 | 1991 Issues #5-8 | 1992 Issues #9-12 | 1993 Issues #13-16]

[1994 Issues #17-20 | 1995 Issues #21-24 | 1996 Issues #25-28 | 1997 Issues #29-32]

[1998-2010 Issues #33-84]

Thank you for checking out this listing of our current California Territorial Quarterly issues and previous issues of the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly. There are links to each of the years of Dogtown Territorial Quarterly issues (#1-50) above. A short review of each article is also included.

DTQ back issues sell individually for $5.75; $4.50 each if you purchase four or more issues. Add $3.00 shipping per order.

A complete set of issues #1-50 sells for $225.00 shipped in the United States. Add $10.00 shipping. Total delivered price: $235.00

Issues #2 & #3 are not available except in complete sets.

Subscriptions to the California Territorial Quarterly (new name beginning with issue #51) are $18 per year in the United States.

CTQ back issues sell individually for $5.75; $4.50 each if you purchase four or more issues. Add $3.00 shipping per order.

 

Send Orders to: CTQ, 6848 U Skyway, Paradise, California 95969

To Order With a Credit Card Call 1-877-397-3363

All Other Calls (530) 872-3363

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