AHS is working on a book entitled "The Power of Women" with the Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society. If anyone is interested in participating, please select one or more of the women below and let Ron Jolliff know at email@example.com. The articles should be 2 - 6 pages long, including photographs. A rough draft should be submitted by November 30, 2021. Please include personal stories to enliven the history. Most of the women suggested were from the period 1850 - 1900, but we would be happy to consider additions or substitutions.
1. Alexander, Annie M.
2. Ballou, Addie
3. Bass, Bessie, Postmistress
4. Behrens, Edna Mable, Teacher, Postal Worker
5. Bell, Roseline N., Teacher
6. Bidwell, Lottie Elma, Teacher
7. Blair, Eunice Francis, Postmistress
8. Blair, Martha "Mattie" Everetta, Teacher
9. Boggs, Mae Helen Bacon, Historian
10. Boyer, Amanda Malvina, Homesteader/Rancher
11. Clough, Deborah, Businesswoman
12. Colburn, Phoebe, Businesswoman
13. Coleman, Donna Maria, Superintendent of Schools
14. Couey, Martha, Justice of the Peace
15. Cravens, Norma, Teacher
16. Dailey, Amy V., Telephone Operator
17. Dozier, Irene, Nurse/Veteran
18. Eames, Elizabeth J., Photographer
19. Eaton, Edna Mabel, County Treasurer
20. Fish, Ruth Ella, Teacher
21. Giles, Myra (Almira) Eliza, Teacher
22. Giles, Rosena, Author
23. Gillespie, Zelinda, Businesswoman
24. Groves, Emma, Businesswoman
25. Hill, Edith Ida (Ashcraft)
26. Holt, Inazetta, Doctor
27. Joseph, Katie J., Teacher
28. Kingsbury, Charlotte Agnes, Teacher
29. Klukkert, Amanda, Businesswoman
30. Litsch, Julia, Businesswoman
31. Loomis, Estelle, Artist
32. Lord, Olive Ella, Teacher
33. Lorenz, Susan, Businesswoman
34. Love, Mary Fredrica, Postmistress
35. Ludwig, Wilhelmina, Businesswoman
36. Major, Harriet E., Businesswoman
37. Marsh, Ella Louise, Teacher
38. Merrill, Bertha, Superintendent of Schools
39. Mullen, Josephine "Josie", Teacher
40. Mullen, Margaret, Businesswoman
41. Poore, Margaret I., Superintendent of Schools
42. Prehn, Bessie Irene, Teacher
43. Reading, Alice Matilda, Artist
44. Scharsch, Rose, Teacher
45. Sheridan, Mary, Postmistress
46. Shiplet, Thelma Leola, Author
47. Simmons, Winona V., County
48. Southern, May Hazel, Author
49. Steger, Gertrude Ann, Author
50. Swain, Lillie S.B., Teacher
51. Waugh, Martha Annette, Postmistress
52. White, Lulu Edna, Superintendent of Schools
53. Wright, Mary Ellen
Construction of the Buggy Barn starts Monday, 1/24/2022, as a contract has been signed. The bid from Bob Nichols for $108,000 was accepted. The Society had $101,600 in dedicated funds, but the cost of lumber and materials has out paced our budget. The decision to accept the bid was based on the fact that we have been able to keep additional funds in the maintenance budget by members volunteering labor on other needed projects, and that the contractor will work with s if we procure the appropriate materials. Meeks Lumber, Payless Building Supply, and Lowes have all committed to help. We haver additional requests out for materials and our members will have to do the exterior painting. We may have to search for funds to complete the interior work, but that is for the future. What matters is that after years of planning the project is a GO!
Photo: Dennis Forrester and Randy Pricert getting the new Buggy Barn site ready for the contractor.
Prominent Historians within our Membership
Joining our Society this year is Jo Loree Giessner, who has long been the producer of the research tool historyandhappenings.squarespace.com.
Another member of our Society is Myra Buteau, who produces historical films. We again encourage members to make use of her service. Her next documentary will be "Kennett - The Town Under Shasta Lake".
Need a Member of the Board
The Society has a vacancy for one board member. The criteria are: being a member in good standing (i.e., current for dues payments) and able to commit to attending one 2 to 3 hour meeting per month.
Agenda and Minutes
Any members interested in receiving the monthly agenda and minutes please contact the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the museum at 10 AM. Please note COVID regulations apply to all functions at the museum. Board meetings are open meetings, and all members and visitors are welcome.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the docent program has not operated for about eighteen months. President Don Bloom will contact senior services for volunteers but if any member would like to work a few hours please contact Ron Jolliff at email@example.com. The proposed schedule would be the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 1 PM. We would like to have three docents/staff on hand during all open periods.
Redding Rancheria Community Fund 2021
The Society would like to thank the Redding Rancheria for their generous grant for $1,400. The funds have been utilized to improve the Native American section of our research library, purchase individual black boards to enhance the old-time school experience, and purchase new display cabinets to improve the Native American exhibits.
A researcher asked for specific address information that we have been unable to find. The request is for Harry and Cora Etta Robinson who purchased property in Happy Valley in 1923 and moved to Anderson in 1939. The County Recorder's Office and Shasta Historical Society library provided no address. If anyone has an old telephone or business directory that lists addresses, would you please forward the information to Ron Jolliff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for any assistance.
We Own a Jail
It comes to pass that we have custody of the Anderson Jail. The cement building was built by the Work Projects Administration in 1934 on the site of the older jail. The jail was operated by the Anderson Constable and served as a holding cell and transfer facility probably up to 1949 when its last use was to house confiscated slot machines awaiting disposal. The jail is located on Freeman Street and the question becomes what to do with it? One suggestion was to see if the Anderson Police wanted to participate in displays (we have police and court related items in our collection). Any ideas? Anyone want to assist with such a project?