Monthly Archives: September 2019

Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A Review

Sutter’s Fort stands at the center of California history. Here its biography, telling the  story of that iconic fort from the day John Sutter arrived at the spot in August 1839, through its building and its decline, to the State … Continue reading

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Kit Carson

I have enjoyed riches and suffered the pangs of poverty. I saw General Grant when he was little known. I baked bread for General Fremont and talked to Kit Carson. Nancy Kelsey When Nancy Kelsey was remembering her adventurous life, … Continue reading

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A Russian in California

San Francisco, Sacramento, Soapweed — the travels of a Russian in California. Nikolai Konstantinovich Sudzilovsky came to California in 1891, but not under that name. When he left Russia, he adopted the English-sounding name Nicholas John Russel, the surname being … Continue reading

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Tehama County Jubilee!

Look at that! Top billing at the Tehama County Museum’s 38th Annual Jubilee. If you like a good old-fashioned fair, not too big but with plenty to do for old and young, then the Jubilee was the place to be … Continue reading

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California Admission Day

Here’s Cuffy in a cartoon from 1850, reading the news of California’s admission into the Union.  The drawing comes from the Society of California Pioneers, but I don’t know anything else about the source of this picture. The SCP has … Continue reading

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