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

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Articles in 1991 Spring Issue #5

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Peter Lassen
The First Permanent Settler in Butte County

By Mildred Forester

This story tells about the man who helped to develop the early northern California frontier and ended up with his name being immortalized for such things as Lassen Peak, Lassen County and Lassen National Park to name a few. Lassen was the first to apply for and receive a land grant located at the confluence of Deer Creek and the Sacramento River.

The Great Stagecoach Race of 1857
By Bill Anderson

This little known stagecoach race, sponsored by state officials in Sacramento, decided the route by which the main flow of immigration would come into early Northern California. There were three routes: the Placerville route, the Beckwourth route and the Humbug Road route. Original newspaper accounts from the "Butte Record" describe the competition.

Whiskey Flat
By Bill Anderson

A short history of the gold mining area located along the banks of the West Branch of the Feather River below the town of Magalia (Dogtown) and Sawmill Peak.

Ira Wetherbee & the Dogtown Nugget
By Bill Anderson

This is the story of Ira Wetherbee, part owner of the Willard Claim where the famous 54 pound Dogtown Nugget was found in April 1859. Read how Wetherbee found riches, then lost some when his hotel burned, rebuilt it again and then was bankrupted when the hotel was destroyed by fire again.

The Fall of the Table Mountain Meteor
From the "Oroville Weekly Mercury"

In 1893 the "Oroville Weekly Mercury" reported that a farmer plowing his field west of Oroville uncovered what was believed to be a fragment of a meteor that weighed some 50 pounds. It was put on display in an Oroville drugstore and confinned reports of a meteor fall the year before.

The Story of E Clampus Vitus
By W.T. Fink

A brief explanation of how the Clampers came into being and what there activities are about, particularly the Pair-O-Dice 7/11 Chapter located in Paradise, California.

J. Goldsborough Bruff
By Bill Shelton

An excerpt from J. Goldsborough Bruff's "Diary" of his adventures traveling with the Washington City Mining and Wagon Company on the Lassen Trail in 1849.

A Dogtown Miner's Journal, 1852-1854, Part 4
By Granville Stuart

Part four brings a new partner for James and Granville Stuart named Rezin Anderson. He arrives in poor health and the brothers agree to nurse him back to health. Granville shoots a deer and sells it in Dogtown for more money than he was finding in gold. They hear about gold prospects on the West Branch of the Feather River and James joins a band of white miners who drive Indians out of the area who had been killing Chinese miners. James and Granville leave Dogtown in search of better diggings.

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Articles in 1991 Summer Issue #6

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Samuel Neal of Rancho Esquen, Part I
By Lois H. McDonald

Part one tells how Sam Neal met John Fremont in Bucks County Pennsylvania in 1843 and joined his expedition to California where he went to work for John Sutter as a blacksmith. He soon obtained a land grant near Durham and started raising cattle and horses.

John Fremont in the Conquest of California, Part I
By John Bidwell

The introduction deals with Fremont's early life, his involvement with important political figures in Washington, D.C. and his first two expeditions to the West. The rest of part one was written by John Bidwell who was the man in charge of Sutter's Fort when Fremont came there on his 3rd expedition.

Juanita, Tragedy at Downieville
By Ron West

A short story about the first woman to be hung in California from a bridge in Downieville.

Can You Name This Local Pioneer?
By Eleanor del Conte Wilson

A short story about Smith H. Hurles, founder of the town of Hurleton east of Oroville.

Butte County Pioneer
James Wilson Marshall

By Mildred Forester

Well known as the discoverer of gold in California, James Marshall also at one time had a ranch on Butte Creek across from Sam Neal's Rancho Esquon.

The Story of E Clampus Vitus
By W.T. Fink

A humorous short story about Steamboat Jake who sought to improve his business dealings by joining the Masons, the Odd Fellows and E Clampus Vitus.

Monroeville
A Historical Summary, Part I

By John Furry

This story is about the Sacramento River town of Monroeville which was the heart of the north valley during the 1 850s. After the Bear Flag Revolt William B. Ide moved to Monroeville and was instrumental in getting Colusi County formed. Ide served as judge, defense attorney, prosecuting attorney, court recorder and jailer in one court case. He is buried in the Monroeville cemetery after dying of smallpox in 1852.

A Dogtown Miner's Journal, Part 5
By Granville Stuart

Part five follows James and Granville Stuart to the mining area near Yreka, California where they hoped to improve their luck at finding gold.

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Articles in 1991 Fall Issue #7

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Samuel Neal of Rancho Esquen, Part 2
By Lois H. McDonald

Part two continues with Neal's discovery of gold at Long's Bar on the Feather River above Oroville and his association with other early Butte County pioneers, including the Indians on his rancho.

John Fremont in the Conquest of California, Part 2
By John Bidwell

John Bidwell originally wrote this article in 1889 for the nation's leading periodical publication, "The Century Illustrated Magazine." Bidwell's first-hand account tells how John Fremont precipitated the Bear Flag Revolt and what his motives were for doing it.

150 Years Ago...
John Bidwell & Nancy Kelsey Came to California

By James Lenhoff

The story of John Bidwell and Nancy Kelsey who came on the Bidwell/Bartleson wagon train in 1841. Jim tells how one found fame and fortune while the other ended up in poverty and was almost forgotten.

How Dogtown Got Its Name
By Bill Anderson

A short story that explains how Dogtown in Butte County got its name when James and Granville Stuart visited the small mining camp in 1851. The small hamlet recieved nationwide attention in 1859 when the 54 pound Dogtown Nugget was discovered near Sawmill Peak.

Monroeville
A Historical Summary, Part 2

By John Furry

Part two discusses how the Monroeville Cemetery was destroyed in 1977 when it was bulldozed to make way for agricultural planting. Concerned citizens rallied and got the cemetery land deeded to the County of Glenn for restoration efforts. John Furry conducted an archaeological dig to locate the graves and restore them during the summer of 1991. One of the graves located was that of William B. Ide, Commander of the Bear Flaggers at Sonoma.

Pioneer Dr. John Barnett Smith
His Adventures and Misadventures

By Eleanor del Conte Wilson

This story tells how Doc Smith came to Long's Bar in 1849 "with yellow dust in his eyes and with a pocketful of rainbows"--only to find out "how elusive those glittering dreams really were."

Welcome to Butte County's Little Grand Canyon
By Mildred Forester

This story is about the towns of Diamondville and Centerville which used to be thriving gold mining towns in the canyon and the story of the Coleman Memorial Museum which preserves the history of the canyon.

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Articles in 1991 Winter Issue #8

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Manoah Pence of Pence's Ranch - Pentz P.O.
By Nick Becker

This story tells how Pence came to California in October 1849 and became a well-known and respected rancher, postmaster and founder of the town of Pentz.

The History of Bidwell Bar, 1848-1856, Part I
By David R. Brown

This comprehensive study was first written as a master's thesis at Chico State College in 1969 and documents the founding of Bidwell Bar after the discovery of gold by John Bidwell and its quest to be the county seat of Butte County.

Popular Justice: Vigilantism in Butte County
By Ron West

Included in this account are the hanging of William Brown of Rich Bar for stealing gold, a triple hanging at La Porte for the murder of Charles Dunbar, the indiscriminate murder of Chinese in Bangor, the lynching of Charles Olsen for the murder of J.M. Logan and the sensational killing of Miss Susie McDaniel of Cherokee by George Sharkovich.

The Press of Butte County
By George Crossette

George Crossette was the editor and publisher of the "Butte Record," Butte County's first newspaper established in 1853. Crossette wrote this story for Wells and Chambers' "History of Butte County" which was published in 1882.

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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

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All Other Calls (530) 872-3363

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