Books for download
The books below have been provided by the Anderson Historical Society for free download. Click on the link (book title) to view and download the PDF.
The Minutes of the Shasta County Livestock Association were provided to augment The Register of Marks and Brands of the Members of the Shasta County Livestock Association. The record appears fractured but it might aide those doing research on individual members. The records also provide light on cattle and horse thefts and acts the Association took to curtail such incidents. One of the few membership denials for the Association was R. Logan: both Richmond Logan born 1860 and his brother Robert Logan born 1863 were residents at the time (both were sons of Pleasant Dixon Logan an early Black settler in Shasta County). More research is needed but even mundane records can provide clues to real history.
The Baker Letters were found housed in the Stowell-Mitchell file tied up in a bundle with a ribbon. The letters are unresearched and are generally to Mary A. Baker 1863-1882 who married George Mitchell (born about 1848) in 1880. In 1881 George and Mary had a son Glenn Guy Mitchell born in Iowa (died 1956). After the 1910 U. S. Census, Glenn moved to Shasta County where he worked for his uncle Everett Grant Baker 1866-1930. By 1900 Everett was operating a grocery store in Anderson. After arriving in Shasta County, Glenn sent for Mary Daisy (Daisy Marie) Liederknect to come from Iowa. Glenn and Mary were married in 1912. It is presumed the letters came to California with Glenn Guy Mitchell. The subject matter mostly involves family history in Iowa.
The Almanac & Gazette of Southwest Shasta County was started by Ron Jolliff for the Southwest Shasta County Historical Group that closed before the book was complete. With 874 pages of entries, there is considerable research available. Please note there are spelling issues and some incorrect data. The data was inserted raw from newspapers or other unchecked material. It is recommended that all the data be rechecked prior to publication.