The book contains 17 oral histories that were collected in the 1970s but never published. ANCHR Publications Editor Josie Smith, reports that, “These memories range from personal accounts about the Bidwells, family cattle drives, early days in Paradise and Chico, hitching canoe rides on riverboat barges near Ord Bend, Chico’s first aviator, the discovery of Ishi in Oroville, western Colusa County Indian life from Stonyford’s very own Sharky Moore and John Bidwell’s explorations of the country that would become early Colusi County, herding geese on Dr. Hugh Glenn’s ranch, pioneer life in Orland and Newville as told by Llewellyn Gay (which includes a tale about a feud between two Civil War veterans from opposite sides)…

FOL meeting Press Release - 27 Dec 2017