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 families that come to California in 1850 and seek their fortunes in the rich gold mines of the hills and the rich farmland in the valley.
The author, Mary Ray King, penned her novel in the 1940’s but passed away before seeing it in print. Her granddaughter, Jean Whiles, brought it to the attention of ANCHR. King’s story has been expanded with historical photos, maps, and introductions about the author and about the historical background. This is a rich book!
The Road To Cherokee: A California Epic ($24.95 in paperback) is available at The Bookstore and Bidwell Mansion (Chico), My Girlfriend’s Closet (Paradise), Discount Books (Oroville), the Butte County Historical Society (Oroville), and the Gridley Museum. Or you can contact ANCHR direct for your copy (530-636-0778 or ANCHR.Books@gmail.com)
Dan Barnett, writing in the Chico Enterprise-Record says “Get it now!”