Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas in California, 1841

John Bidwell knew he was in California when he arrived at John Marsh’s rancho on November 4, 1841. Like most Americans who came to California in the 1840s, he went to John Sutter to find work. By Christmas Day, Bidwell had … Continue reading

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The Other Slavery

In his book The Other Slavery, historian Andrés Reséndez reveals of a missing piece of American history — the enslavement of Native Americans. From the first days of Columbus in the Caribbean down to the 20th century, Indians were pressed … Continue reading

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The Rush Is On

On December 8 and 9, 1848 (168 years ago), news of the gold discovery in California was first reported in the New York Daily Tribune. The first report was a letter written on August 17th from Monterey by Col. Richard … Continue reading

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The Road to Cherokee

The Association for Northern California Historical Research has just launched its new book: The Road to Cherokee, by Mary Ray King. This work of fiction is a first for ANCHR, a historical romance set in Butte County, focusing on two … Continue reading

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