Western Siskiyou County: Gold and Dreams (CA) (Making of America)

Pays homage to the citizens who made this land home

Western Siskiyou County spreads its picturesque bounty across the mountains of California between the Sacramento Valley and the Oregon border. Encompassing such magnificent wonders as the Klamath National Forest and the Marble Mountain Wilderness-Primitive Area, Western Siskiyou County enjoys a rich history. The Shasta and Karuk tribes have inhabited the area for thousands of years, and they thrived in this rugged landscape before Russian fur trappers arrived in the 1830s. The dauntless Native Americans and subsequent settlers have employed gold, timber, ranching/farming, and recreation to support their community since 1850.

A new history, Western Siskiyou County: Gold and Dreams pays homage to the citizens who made this land home. These captivating stories are revealed through both word and image, echoing the voices of the past that speak of struggle, sacrifice, and the courage and perseverance needed to triumph over the wilderness. Stunning photographs and heartfelt narrative commemorate the people, places, and events that set this diverse community apart. Readers will be enchanted by tales of the largest gold nugget discovered during the gold rush in Scott Bar, the destructive great flood of 1861-1862, and the baseball craze that seized the county in 1911 when the Etna team won 13 games in a row.

Western Siskiyou County: Gold and Dreams introduces new generations of Californians to an abundant paradise boasting green 500-foot canyons and snowcapped 8,000-foot peaks.

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (October 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738523976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738523972
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 16 ounces
Based on 7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars 160 pages of WOW, I wish I was there.

160 pages of WOW, I wish I was there. How did they people do it? They traveled through the tough times. They started with very little except the will to make a place to survive and prosper. The first to come were the trappers. The next were the gold miners. Then they brought their families and they stayed. This book shows the kind of people that helped make our country great. They changed with the times. But, they never gave up. The people are real. The stories are true. If you are looking for a way to get away for a few hours, the authors of this book will help you think and use your imagination. Enjoy a fun journey!

Charles T. Kouns June 28, 2009

5.0 out of 5 stars western siskiyou county; gold and dreams.

Love the book. I could not put it down.

Robert Stroup May 15, 2007
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