I spent a weekend in July 2015 researching the places and histories of Imperial County, CA – and felt like I was touring the area from my armchair. Thanks to videos documenting the unusual sites of the county, and online maps, blog posts, and Wikipedia, I was able to piece together a picture of this […]
I lived in one of the original mining cabins in Redding during the spring of 1976. At one time it was the only home in what is now a busy, populated neighborhood. The cabin started as one room built on a foundation of large wooden logs. The kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, added later, had concrete […]
The history of Santa Cruz, California, and the Santa Cruz Mission, including the mission’s impact on Native American history.
For miner-49ers looking for gold in the northern part of California, Yreka was the gateway to the Klamath River Valley, and a gold field in its own right.
Today I’m driving out of Happy Camp on the Klamath River Highway, also known as highway 96. I’m heading east toward Yreka. This is a trip I’ve taken many times before, as I’ve lived in the Klamath National Forest for the last thirteen years.
This article about Dunsmuir Train Town was originally written in 2000 not long after we visited the area, and stayed there a month. I’ve added some recent videos to the end of this article.
Some people think Happy Camp is only a campground, but that is so wrong. It is a real small town in the Klamath River Valley, at the northern edge of California. Another twenty miles, and we’d be in Oregon.