Bibliography/Resource Materials

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A Century of California Post Offices, 1848-1954
Walter N. Frickstad
Oakland, CA: A Philatelic Research Society publication, 1955

A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company, 1891
Containing a history of the northern Pacific Coast from its earliest period of occupancy and biographical mention of many of its most eminent pioneers and prominent citizens. Website

Bibliography of Early California Forestry
California State Board of Forestry, 1888

The California Gold Rush Diary of a German Sailor
Augustus Windeler and W. Turrentine Jackson, editors
Berkeley, CA: Howell North Books, 1969

California, the Golden Shore by the Sundown Sea
W. H. Hutchinson
Belmont, CA: Star Publishing Company, 1980

California Heritage: A History of Northern California Lumbering
Diamond National Corporation: Chico State University, Chico, CA, 1974

The Chinese in America, 1820-1973
William Tung
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications Inc., 1974

The Chinese in Northern California
Barbara Pricer
Quincy, CA: Forest Printing, 1996

The Diaries of Peter Decker
Helen Giffen, editor
Georgetown, CA: Talisman Press, 1966

Diary of Charles B. Parke
Diary, June 18-26, 1850
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Diary of William Tell Parker
Diary, November 17-29, 1850
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

The Far Western Frontier
Ray Allen Billington
New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1956

The Giant’s Roar: A History of Badger Hill Mine
Scott Lawson
Quincy, CA: Self-published, 1993

Handbook of Northern American Indians
Robert F. Heizer
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978

History of Rich Bar
Jim Young
Quincy, CA: Self-published, 1983

History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sierras
James Miller Guinn
Chicago, IL: Chapman Publishing Company, 1906
A historical story of the state’s marvelous growth from its earliest settlement. Contains biographies of well-known citizens. Website
Lookups in this resource: Ray Ensing - ray_ensing(AT) Replace the (AT) with an @ symbol. Please visit the website first and check the index for page number(s) of interesting before contacting Ray.

Hunting for Gold: Reminiscences of Personal Experience and Research in the Early Days of the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Panama
Major William Downie
San Francisco, CA: California Publishing Company, 1893

The Illustrated History of Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra Counties
Fariss and Smith
San Francisco, CA: Howell-North, 1882
Biographies by name of prominent citizens within the three sister counties. Website

Italian-Swiss Settlement in Plumas County, 1860 to 1920
Jacqueline Hall and JoEllen Hall
Chico, CA: Association for Northern California Records and Research, 1973

Journal of Stephen L. & James E. Fowler, June 15, 1850
Journal: Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA

The Journals, Drawings, and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff
Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines, editors
New York, NY: Columbia Publishing, 1949

LaPorte Scrapbook
Helen W. Gould
LaPorte, CA: Self-published, 1972

The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth
James P. Beckwourth with Thomas D. Bonner
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931

Looters of the Public Domain
Steven A. D. Puter and Horace Stevens
Portland, OR: Portland Printing House, 1908

Master’s Thesis of Judith Ann Warren
Thesis: University of California, Berkeley, 1968

Master’s Thesis of William Allen Jones
Thesis: California State University, Chico, 1966

The Northern Maidu
Roland B. Dixon
New York, NY: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1905

P.G. & E. of California
Charles Coleman
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1952 

Plumas County High School Yearbooks, 1923-1926
Lookups in this resource: Donna Niswonger - ldonak(AT) Replace the (AT) with an @ symbol.

Plumas County: History of the Feather River Region
Jim Young
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2003 (An edition of “The Making of America Series")
Author Jim Young leads readers through Plumas County's rich history from the time of the Maidu to hydroelectricity. The book includes captivating images of Plumas County life and growth. The last history was published in 1882. Priced at $24.99, the book contains 160 pages and 100 photos, and is available through the Plumas County Museum.

Recollections of a ‘49er
Edward W. McIlhaney
Kansas City, MO: Hailman Miller Printing Company, 1908

Red River: Paul Bunyan’s Own Lumber Company and Its Railroad
Robert M. Hanft
Chico, CA: California State University, Chico, 1979

Report of J. Ross Browne on the Mineral Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains
Report: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1868

The Shirley Letters from the California Mines
Richard Oglesby, editor
Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1970

The World Rushed In
J. S. Holliday
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1981

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