Monthly Archives: November 2022

Thanksgiving in California

Thanksgiving in California / At the Cabin, 1849 — D.W.N. Or maybe it was really 1850. In Daniel W. Nason’s (unpublished) memoir of his two years in California, written twenty years later, he recalls the Thanksgiving feast he had with … Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving in California

On October 24, 1849, Governor Bennet C. Riley, the military governor of California, issued a proclamation designating Thursday, November 29th, as a day of thanksgiving. Proclamation In conformity with the customs of other states and territories, and in order that … Continue reading

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Book-Signing Event!

I’ll be signing and selling my books tomorrow (Wednesday, November 9) at the Chico Library. If any of you are in the area, please stop in and say “Hi!” It’s an after-school event from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Alvin Coffey: … Continue reading

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Capitals of California

How many capitals has California had? More than I knew. I might have been able to list three or four, but seven? Who knew? The California State Library knows. Here is a link to a page on Previous Capitals — … Continue reading

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