Stories, Legends and Other Things…

One of the better ways to peer into the past in an attempt to understand the thinking of people long ago can be old newspaper articles and what they reveal about those people in their everyday lives. Years ago journalists had much more freedom of styles in which they could write, and the type of stories they chose to explore. Read More →

Stories, Legends and Other Things…

In 1848 when the cry went up that gold was discovered in California, most people on the east coast and other parts of the world, actually thought that the shiny stuff was just lying there in the rivers and streams waiting to be picked up. Not many of them knew the hardships one had to go through to actually reach the gold fields, let alone, find any gold. That however, did not stop thousands of them from sweeping into our territory with pick and shovel in hand thinking that they were going to become rich. Read More →

From Hoopa: Stories, Legends and Other Things

Have you ever wondered how the four counties in our region of the state; Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and Siskiyou came into being? Well it all started out with some very ambitious people living in the new community of Weaverville, California. Read More →

From Hoopa: Stories, Legends and Other Things

For thousands of years our rugged terrain and remoteness has protected us in many different ways. One of the reasons large scale battles between neighboring tribes never occurred in the old times was difficulties in transporting large groups of warriors over high mountain passes during severe weather. Although warfare was very rare between Northwestern California tribes, if it did occur it was mainly over depleted resources causing hunger and starvation, and that would happen during the winter months. Read More →