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A Brief History of Fort Jones

Historic photo of Reichman's Mercantile & General Merchandise Store in Fort Jones, California. Photo Courtesy Jenner Family Collection. At the northern end of Scott Valley, Mr. O.C. Wheelock established one of the most important trading centers in the area. According to Harry L. Wells, a cabin, first built in 1851, presumably by Brown & Kelley, was sold to Wheelock and … [Read More...]

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Kiting the Backroads

Featured Photo taken by Ralph Fain in Brookings, Oregon We are all familiar with the old adage; March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. With that … [Read More...]

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Beachcombing the Backroads

Photo: by Ralph Fain. Wind-swept waves at Crescent City, California. Winter storms fresh out of the Pacific, wild waves crashing the rocky shoreline, howling … [Read More...]

002. 2 Miners. Bernita Tickner

Gold Mining – Part 2 of 2

Historic photo of two miners Courtesy Bernita Tickner collection. Joaquin Miller, who lived at Humbug during the 1850s, described a day in the life of a miner: "Now … [Read More...]


Gold Mining – Part 1 of 2

Historic Photo of City of Old Shasta, including the Empire Hotel and the Court House. Photo courtesy Gail Jenner Collection.   As with the rest of California, it … [Read More...]