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Articles in 1992 Spring Issue #9

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Terrible Trek:
The Donner Party Story, Part I

By Jack Steed

Part one begins in Illinois as two elderly brothers, George and Jacob Donner, placed their lands up for sale and by early 1846 were advertising in local papers for "young men of good character, who can drive an ox team" to accompany the Donners to California. Jack Steed chronicles their progress from Independence, Missouri to Fort Laramie.

The History of Bidwell Bar, Part 2
By David R. Brown

Part two tells how the town of Bidwell Bar was wiped out by fire in 1854 and the nature of the mining activities in the area that yeilded fortunes for lucky miners.

The California Northern Railroad
By Ed Thomas

An article about the fourth railroad completed in California in 1864, five years prior to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. It ran from Marysville to Oroville, California

Yana:
The Elimination of a Native People, Part I

By John Furry

Part one details the prehistory of native groups in California, particularly the Yana who inhabited the eastern Sacramento Valley from the Sacramento River to the crest of the Sierra Nevada.

Nimshew Diary
Courtesy of Fern Myers

This interesting short article tells the sad, romantic story of two young lovers who lived in the Nimshew area around the turn of the century - Rose Bishop and Ralph Rugh.

The Story of E Clampus Vitus - S.E.A.R.C.H. - The Humboldt
By W.T. Fink, George A. Towne, Robert E. Tucker

This article will take you into Nevada to the beginning of the Lassen Trail from the Humboldt River across the Quinn River following the Applegate and Noble routes to the infamous Black Rock Desert, believed by all to be some of the worst travel encountered by those coming to California.

Once for a Time...The Land Was Theirs, Part I
By Lois H. McDonald

Lois chronicles the overland journey and settlement of some of the very first pioneers who came to Dogtown in Butte County in the early 1850s.

Hazards of Stage & Express
By Ron West

Ron West tells about stage coach lines and the perils that faced both drivers and passengers in early-day Butte County.

Mystery or' the Black Rock Desert
Courtesy of Mildred Forester

The discovery of mysterious bones by rock hounds in 1990 led to an investigation that included the FBI, the Smithsonian Institution and the Bureau of Land Management. Results indicate that the remains were probably those of Edward Clapper, a partner of Peter Lassen who died along with Lassen in 1859.

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Articles in 1992 Summer Issue #10

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The Settlement of Northern California, Part I
By Bill Anderson

Stories were told of the lush, fertile valley where giant herds of antelope and elk abounded, immense flocks of waterfowl darkened the skies, clear mountain streams teemed with huge salmon, and the natives lived in harmony with nature. Many white men would come to this valley...Lassen, Neal, Bidwell, Marshall, Fremont and others. Part one begins with the first white man to settle in the Sacramento Valley - a man who was known to all the early settlers - John Sutter.

Terrible Trek:
The Donner Party Story, Part 2

By Jack Steed

Part two continues with the journey of the Donner Party from Fort Laramie through South Pass and the infamous Hastings Cutoff. Their decision to take the shortcut places the party in danger when they arrive at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in late October.

The History of Bidwell Bar, Part 3
By David R. Brown

David Brown's comprehensive story continues with the construction of the flume that brought year-round water to the Bidwell Bar diggings and the building of the original Bidwell Bar suspension bridge.

The Story of E Clampus Vitus
By W.T. Fink, S.E.A.R.C.H.

Bill Fink gives more history of the emigrants who traveled the trails west to California and their arrival at Lassen Meadows, where they had to decide which trail to take into California.

Yana:
The Elimination of a Native People, Part 2

By John Furry

John Furry discusses the customs and culture of the Yana Indians who lived along the foothills between the Sacramento River and the Sierra Nevada.

A Brief History of the Butte County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team
By Don Kidd

Rescue team member Don Kidd tells how the Search and Rescue Team came into existence in late 1961 as the result of a search for a lost little girl in the Cohasset area northeast of Chico, California.

Once For a Time... The Land Was Theirs, Part 2
By Lois H. McDonald

This articles compares the different historical versions of the settlement of Dogtown and Magalia that have been written by different people over the last 100 years and tells what eventually happened to the early settlers in Dogtown.

Isaac Reeves Ketchum of Bidwell Bar
By LaVonne Ketchum

Isaac Reeves Ketchum was the bridge tender at Bidwell Bar for 46 years. Everyone who crossed the bridge on the well-traveled road through Bidwell Bar came to know him. In his spare time he tended a garden at the bridge and gave away most of the produce he grew to those who appreciated it. In 1871, Reeves helped to capture the infamous "Austrian George" who had killed Miss Susan McDaniel in Cherokee some three days before. Reeves also saved the Mother Orange tree when flood waters threatened to destroy it.

The Lott Home in Sank Park
By Nancy Price

Nancy Price is the curator of the historic Lott Home in Oroville, California. It was the home of Judge Charles F. Lott who was instrumental in the early governmental and social affairs of Butte County.

A New Old Mining Town
By Lee Albright

A short article about the volunteer efforts to build a frontier town behind the Gold Nugget Museum in Paradise, California.

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Articles in 1992 Fall Issue #11

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Occurrence at Nimshew Village
By Paul Bowman

The largest recorded gathering of KonKow Indians occurred on the Dogtown Ridge in 1859 when the daughter of the chief of the Nimshew village died. Paul examines the events surrounding the gathering and details the family's preparations for her departure to the spirit world.

Terrible Trek:
The Donner Party Story, Part 3

By Jack Steed

Part three continues as the Donner party leaves Truckee Meadows for their first attempt to cross the snowbound pass. Unimaginable hardship and agony ensues as they struggle to survive. Several rescue parties are sent out from Sutter's Fort to bring the survivors into Johnson's Ranch. Jack Steed reviews their journey, explains why they were so late and tells about the lives of the survivors in California

The Settlement of Northern California, Part 2
By Bill Anderson

Part two continues with the history of the early emigrant parties that came across the plains to California prior to the gold rush. Included are the Workman-Rowland Company, Lansford Hastings, Joseph Chiles, The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend Company, the Grigsby-Ide Party, the Harlan-Young Party and the Donner Party.

The House that Dimes & Quarters Built
By Eleanor del Conte Wilson

When the abolitionist John Brown was hanged his family was left destitute. Mrs. Brown and her family emigrated to Red Bluff, California where the local citizens helped them to get a new home.

The Elimination of a Native People
By John Furry

Part three concentrates on the period of contact with the Euroamericans and leads up to the final massacre of the Yana people.

The History of Bidwell Bar, Part 4
By David R. Brown

Part four discusses the decline of the gold mining community of Bidwell Bar and the devastating loss of the county seat to Oroville.

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

A story about the Pair-O-Dice Chapter 7/11 of the Clampers who search out the early emigrant trails in California. This article is about the August 1992 historic trail run on the famous Beckwourth Trail.

Jim Beckwourth
By Joy Scott

The son of an English Baronet and a mulatto slave, Jim Beckwourth eventually blazed a trail from a point near Reno, Nevada through Bidwell Bar and on to Marysville, California. Among his many western adventures he the first to bring emigrants across Beckwourth Pass to Marysville in 1850.

Bidwell Mansion Association
By Lois H. McDonald

Lois McDonald, the current president of the Bidwell Mansion Association, gives the history of the formation of the association in 1960, an overview of the construction of the mansion and relates how it became a California State Historic Park after years of neglect.

250 Year Old Man
By Edwin Bryant

Edwin Bryant visited California in 1846 and later wrote a book entitled "What I Saw in California." Included in his book was this whimsical account of a "250 year-old man" who lived in California.

Hostile Indian Relations in Butte County
By Ron West

An interesting story about the early day hostilities that existed between the settlers and the Native Americans in Butte County. Ron West also describes the forced removal of northern California Indians to a reservation that was similar to the "Trail of Tears" experienced by the Cherokees.

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Articles in 1992 Winter Issue #12

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How We Rediscovered the Johnson Ranch Adobe
By Jack Steed

Although the site of Johnson's Crossing was known to a few local historians in the Wheatland, California area, no one really knew where William Johnson's adobe was exactly located. With a lot of perserverance and determination, Jack Steed and his son, Richard, finally found the long-lost adobe site. Here's the story of what it took and how it was done from the man who overcame all the obstacles and naysayers.

Who Built the Adobe at Wm. B. Ide State Historic Park?
By Joe Hood

Joe Hood works for the California Depatment of Parks and Recreation as a state historian and does research for the department on William B. Ide and his connection with the adobe at William B. Ide State Historic Park in Red Bluff. Joe's findings confirmed local area historians' suspicions that Ide did not build the adobe or live in the area of the park that bears his name.

The New World of an Ancient People
By Eleanor del Conte Wilson

Eleanor Wilson brings us a story about the Strawberry Festival of the Kashaya Pomo and Coastal Miwok at Point Reyes National Seashore Park in west Marin County.

The Settlement of Northern California, Part 3
By Bill Anderson

Part 3 continues with the history of the land grants that early settlers in the upper Sacramento Valley received from the Mexican government prior to the Bear Flag Revolt.

The Elimination of a Native People:
Ishi, The Last of the Yahi

By John Furry

Part 4 continues with the story of Ishi, the last of the Yahi Indians living in northern California.

A Tale of Two Lovelocks
By Bill Anderson

Founded by George Lovelock in the 1850s Lovelock, California grew to be an important trading center and stage stop above Dogtown during the later half of the 19th century.

George Lovelock
By James Lenhoff

Thanks to the cooperation of surviving descendants of George Lovelock who live in Lovelock, Nevada, this story was made possible. Here's the story of the man who left Lovelock, California in the gold and timber country to found another town of Lovelock in the northern Nevada desert near the Humboldt Sink.

A Trip to Ishi's Cave
As told to Dorothy Hill by Mel Speegle

Ishi's native home was located near the Speegle ranch northeast of Chico, California. Mel Speegle was a young boy when he accompanied Dr. Kroeber, Dr. Waterman and Dr. Pope when they traveled with Ishi to visit and learn more about his home and tribe in the Deer Creek area.

The Murder of Hi Good
The Settler's Best Friend and the Indian's Worst Enemy

By Bill Anderson

Most prominent among the Indian fighters in northern California was Hi Goode, a man among men, dashing, danng and impulsive. Some of his exploits would be considered deplorable by today's standards but he and his contemporaries looked at things quite differently than we do today. Their friends and families lived in constant fear of Indian attacks and many had been killed. Some will say that Hi got his just reward for his involvement in the extermination of the Mill Creeks or Yahi Indians; but to the settlers and Hi's own friends, his murder by a young Indian boy was a terrible tragedy.

An Early Trip to Indian Valley
From Hutching's "California Magazine," 1857

Originally published in Hutching's California Magazine in 1857, the article describes the adventure of three men who took a journey through the relatively unknown country lying on both sides of the Sierra Nevada range in the vicinity of Noble's Pass. They traveled through Indian Valley, met Peter Lassen's companion - an intelligent Russian named Isadore, and continued on to Big Meadows.

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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.

 

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