Roxann Gess Smith - 03/18/00 16:21:21
Tie to Northstate: lived there, Redding
Basis for Interest: even dated Cottonwood boy
Thank you for asking about us. What a wonderful surprise your web site was for me! Not only did I graduate from high school in Redding, but I dated a boy from Cottonwood for awhile. Your page is wonderful, and I'm going to go back after I send this email, to read more. Basically, you simply have to ask to join. We pride ourselves in not having very many rules. We do request that you link back to our state page if you're working on a county page, and back to our Main page if your a State Coordinator. I'll forward your email on to the California State Co- ordinator, who will probably contact you as well. Beautiful web site! Roxann Gess Smith, President American Local History Network
Fred Sater - 03/01/00 02:27:35
Tie to Northstate: Lived there!!
Basis for Interest: Calif. Division of Tourism
Thank you for sharing information about your Cottonwood Web site. As a former resident of Cottonwood, I found it to be very interesting and informative, stirring a few memories as I scanned the pages. My family originally lived on a ranch in the Bowman area, on the southfork of Cottonwood Creek. In the early 60's we moved into town, buying a new home in a subdivision on Rhonda Road, off Gas Point Road. Ed Petersen and his family were our neighbors. Anyhow, thanks again for sharing and keep up the good work! Fred Sater Media Relations Manager California Division of Tourism
Dave Carrr - 02/07/00 13:08:30
Residence: Red Bluff
Approx Age: 33
Tie to Northstate: family,
Basis for Interest: history, adventure
Great site! I am looking feverishly for a map or other related info. regarding the old coach roads that were travelled from Old Shasta to Yreka or thereabouts. Can anyone help? I have hiked the area and would like to know more about it. Where was the road does a remnant still exist? etc. Thank you.
Bill Morgan Jr. - 02/03/00 06:00:43
Approx Age: 45
Tie to Northstate: Home town
Basis for Interest: History
Early Ancestor?: Bill & Buss Morgan
Would like to know if you would be interested in pictures of the first Fire Dept. in Cottonwood. Come by the Cottonwood Fire Dept. at 3271 Brush St. Formed in 1928.
Bill Morgan Jr. - 02/03/00 05:57:35
Karen Price - 01/28/00 04:42:56
Residence: Elk Grove, CA
Approx Age: 47
Tie to Northstate: Past resident
I really loved your site. My parents moved us from Westwood (Lassen County) to Cottonwood in 1956. I lived there until 1979 and most of my family still live there. I especially enjoyed the photos. The photo of the Cottonwood School, which we always refe red to as the Grange Hall, is where I had my wedding reception in 1969. I also remember going to Rose's Market long before it was the Holiday Market. Thanks for the history.
Crystal Flaherty - 12/09/99 17:09:11
Residence: elk grove, ca
Approx Age: 30
Tie to Northstate: Former 20 yr resident of Cottonwood, daughter of Jim Flaherty, captain at fire dept.
M. Daggett - 11/24/99 05:57:41
Residence: Elk Grove,Ca.
Approx Age: 41
Tie to Northstate: Raised in cottonwood
Basis for Interest: It`s been awhile!
Early Ancestor?: no
I grew up out off of Adobe Ln.from 1964 to 1976.I went to East and West Cottonwood then on to Anderson High graduated in 1976.Would like to Know if a class reunion is schedualed for 2001?
Jennie Major - 11/14/99 06:46:12
Approx Age: 20
Tie to Northstate: grew up here went to West valley
Michael Young - 11/13/99 21:42:33
Residence: 5490 Selle Rd. Sandpoint Idaho
Approx Age: 56
Tie to Northstate: My GG Grandfather was from Shasta and my GG and Grandfather born there
Basis for Interest: Geneology
Early Ancestor?: Alexander C Young Frank A Young and James E Young 1859- 1905 or so
I have been trying to find Alexander C Young burial place for 2 years can any one help. I know he died between 1880 and 1900 and probably between 1890 and 1900 can anyone help? Thanks Michael Young
James Drumm - 11/09/99 06:14:36
Residence: Tulare Co.
Approx Age: 651/2
Tie to Northstate: Parkers/Symes/Kingsburys/cunninghams ++++
Basis for Interest: History
Early Ancestor?: 1849 John Parker
Charlotte Rose Henry, Cottonwood native, has history and only so many years left (now77) In Redding. She could fill out your local history a lot.
Charles Rogers - 11/07/99 15:09:09
Approx Age: 28
HI,great job on your home page. Please check out mine sometime. thanks cub
Kathy B. - 11/03/99 04:36:58
Residence: Chico, CA
Tie to Northstate: Live in the North State area
Basis for Interest: my website was visited by this website and was returning the visit
Interesting info on Cottonwood. I have not visited there but enjoyed reading about the area history. The "old west" history of this area very interesting and one of the many reasons I like living the northstate area.
Aaron Spohn - 10/12/99 06:52:21
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Abby Farrow - 10/07/99 03:06:03
Residence: Pendleton Oregon
Approx Age: 39 & holding
Tie to Northstate: Indigenous People Search
Basis for Interest: Info on the Wintun
Early Ancestor?: That's what I'm looking for
I am a Native American with a father that was half Wintun and half Walla Walla Indian. I am interested in finding out about my Wintun family and relatives from that area. My Paternal Grandmother was Mae Clayton (Blodgett) Farrow, her husband was Adolph Fa row. If anyone has info on my grandmother please contact me. I also need info on how to find the Wintun Enrollment Office for verification of her CIB. Great web site. Thank you
SHAWN MIZE - 09/30/99 03:27:22
Residence: HOUSTON, TX
Approx Age: 30
Tie to Northstate: FAMILY
Basis for Interest: BORN AND RAISED IN ANDERSON/COTTONWOOD
NICE SITE , WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT UPDATED AND NOT SO HISTORICAL.....
Dean Gorby - 09/17/99 09:00:55
Residence: Red Bluff
Tie to Northstate: Tehama County roots
Your site is exquisite! Thank you for including our museum address,....perhaps we may request a link to our site sometime in the future? Anyway....please keep up the important and good work there at your site. Dean Gorby Tehama County Museum Foundation P.O. Box 275 Tehama, CA 96090 Phone 530-384-2595
- 09/16/99 23:57:26
betty hesterberg - 09/02/99 03:10:50
Approx Age: 61
Tie to Northstate: Born in Redding
Basis for Interest: family pioneers in Cottonwood
Early Ancestor?: Richard William Morgan
Becky Anderson - 08/24/99 12:03:53
Approx Age: 35
Tie to Northstate: raised there - Anderson area
Basis for Interest: nostalgia
Enjoyed reading the article.
Rick Love - 08/08/99 20:23:22
Residence: For now Minot AFB, ND
Approx Age: 22
Tie to Northstate: Home town is Happy Valley
I love the northstate it's getting to poppulated now though.
Cari Stewart - 07/23/99 23:27:29
Residence: St. Louis, Missouri
Approx Age: 30 something
Tie to Northstate: born and raised in Cottonwood
Basis for Interest: hometown history
Early Ancestor?: parents and grandmother still there
Great information, but more pictures would be nice.
- 07/06/99 15:13:12
THOMAS R. STEFFEN - 06/12/99 16:53:57
Residence: 4703 N.COLONIAL AV.,PORTLAND,OR.97217-3606
Approx Age: LOW-END SENIOR CITIZEN
Tie to Northstate: LIVED IN REDDING UNTIL 1965, WORKED IN ANDERSON IN CHILDHOOD, VISITED FRIENDS IN COTTONWOOD.
Basis for Interest: NOSTALGIA
Early Ancestor?: BENARD HILMANTEL STEFFEN WITH HIS SON BERNARD "BUD" OWNED "ANDERSON WATER CO."
Found the site very informative. Have no doubt of its accuracy, since some of the information was supplied by the Honorable Richard B. Eaton, whom I considor to be quite an authority of the area. If anyone happens to see him, please say "hello" for me. Have a good day.
Glenn Hale - 05/22/99 14:05:12
Approx Age: 40's
Tie to Northstate: Lifelong resident
Basis for Interest: The nice people of Cottonwood "adopted me 25 years ago and I made this my new hometown.
Early Ancestor?: No
Nice site. I found more on the early history here than I,ve seen. Good Work. Check out www.cottonwoodcofc.com
mike page - 05/10/99 01:44:01
Approx Age: old as dirt
Basis for Interest: elem teacher
good history page. interesting resource for teaching Shasta County History. THANKS
Laurie Ludwig - 04/29/99 01:53:21
Residence: Oakland, CA
Tie to Northstate: family lived there
Basis for Interest: geneaology
Early Ancestor?: Leschinsky
Good overview. Like the links and picture.
Juergen Telle-Grandell - 04/17/99 21:46:56
Residence: Helsinki, Finland
Approx Age: 49
Tie to Northstate: lived at Red Bluff from 1966 to 1967
Basis for Interest: Enjoying memories of the "good old days"
Early Ancestor?: none in that region, but roots go back to 16th century Saxony
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories. After having free-lanced as translator for many books of my town of birth, Goslar, Germany, where history is measured in centuries if not milleniums, it's real fun to enjoy this different perspective on a sense of history. As for the personal recollections -- it was fun to discover the backwoods of Cottonwood on horseback together with my girlfriend way back then, but we didn't make the history books.
Shirley Lieske - 04/09/99 14:05:00
Residence: Yuba City, CA
Approx Age: 68
Tie to Northstate: Relative
Basis for Interest: Genealogy
Early Ancestor?: Joseph Brown
In the spring of 1853 my Great Grandfather went to California, where he worked in the "Cottonwood" gold mine, which was located on cottonwood Creek, Shasta County, CA. He also worked in the "Humbug" gold mine on Humbug Creek, three miles above Humbug Cit , CA. In May 1853 he bought 1/2 interest in Tunnel on Humbug Creek for $40.00. He left the mines on the first of Oct. 1853 and landed in San Francisco, CA. From there he worked his way back to Iowa, which was where his family lived, by way of the Panama Canal. I am interested in learning more about the "Gold Mining" days in that area, along with a copy of a picture of the location where the Cottonwood & Humbug mines were. Any information will be incorporated with his excursion to the West Coast and appreciated very much.
Nico The Psycho - 03/30/99 00:23:57
Residence: Uppsala (Sweden)
Approx Age: 22
Tie to Northstate: Lived there 95-96
Basis for Interest: Used to live there!!
Early Ancestor?: ehh.. none!!
Had to write something.. Ehh... You should have more pics, that would be much better, all text makes it kinda boring, otherwise, it is a rather nice page... Anyone from W V H S Senior Class of 96.. Mail me!!
Brandie - 03/28/99 23:21:59
Approx Age: 22
Tie to Northstate: Lived in the Cottonwood area almost all my life.
Basis for Interest: Interested in learning about my hometown
Early Ancestor?: None in Cottonwwod
I have lived in Cottonwood for as long as I can remember. I live in Redding now, but plan to move back to Cottonwood as soon as possible. It has a lot of rich history and lots of stories. My parents own a bussiness on main street.
Annette - 03/10/99 05:51:52
Approx Age: 31
Tie to Northstate: Hometown
Basis for Interest: learn about my hometown
I found this site extrodinary. I never new much if any about my hometown, when I was growing up there. As an adult I found it very interesting about the Indians, how Cottonwood was named, and other surrounding areas..
Dan Frank - 03/04/99 00:04:50
Residence: Country Hills Estates, Cottonwood
Approx Age: 64
Tie to Northstate: Family
Basis for Interest: curious
Susan Christoffersen - 12/18/98 18:09:47
Basis for Interest: I could not resist visiting another Cottonwood!! :o)
My Cottonwood (where my father was born) is a ghost town now, in eastern South Dakota, but I could not help noticing the name and had to stop by!! Very interesting history; keep up the good works......
Karin Runyen - 11/22/98 18:51:31
Tie to Northstate: used to live there
Basis for Interest: (former Redding area resident)
I used to live there off Old Oregon Trail and have many friends there including one author! You must know my friend Lynn Doiron. She's lived in Cottonwood for years, in fact we used to live on her land also! She has a log home on the creek. If you're an author you probably know her, if you don't you should! *lol* Thanks for the info on Mr. Guest, I'll inquire to the other address also. I'lll check out the web site, Cottonwood has grown since we lived there, we drove out there this summer and were surprised by the growth. Later, Karin
Robert Mieske - 11/18/98 04:39:40
Residence: Red Bluff,Ca
Tie to Northstate: Born in Red Bluff
Early Ancestor?: Ernistine Mieske
Ernistine Mieske came to California from Poland in 1888 and settled in Cottonwood, homesteading on the west of town in Evergreen District. She raised 6 children alone. Paul Mieske, my grandfather, had a butcher shop in Cottonwood.
John Farrier - 11/09/98 07:25:19
Residence: Red Bluff
There are some pictures of Stage or train ads and information on travel to Oregon at McDonalds in Red Bluff, with historical pictures of Red Bluff. Tehama museum has exhibits, which they rotate sometimes including information on trains and steamers along he Sacramento River.
Joe Snyder - 11/06/98 03:21:00
Approx Age: 58
Tie to Northstate: Born in Fall River Mills and lived in Burney for 26 years
Basis for Interest: To know more about the area that I live
Early Ancestor?: father & mother: Gene & Billie Snyder from Burney
Lesley Kay - 10/27/98 03:21:33
Residence: Cottonwood, CA
Approx Age: 15
Tie to Northstate: I live here
Basis for Interest: Same
Early Ancestor?: Um......
I live in Cottonwood
Guy Mount - 10/08/98 23:52:47
Tie to Northstate: Instructor, Shasta College
Basis for Interest: Anthropology and Native American Studies
All I know about Cottonwood is the story of the Yana, Wintu and Nomalaki people who lived here first (I call it "Herstory") and were massacred by Tehama and Shasta County's miners and ranchers, who also decimated the native antelope, elk, deer and waterfowl and salmon population. Free food forever was not on the agenda of the Cottonwood settlers, much less freedom, itself. Ishi, who represents the last free human being in California, and his people the Yana, who lived in the Cottonwood area, were exterminated like rabbits. Cows had a higher social status than local Indians in the minds of the invaders -- and their descendants. The only thing wild around here, since 1835, when the real wild men from America first arrived and stole the land from the original owners, was and is drunks with guns Oh yeah, they carry Bibles too. Drunks, Guns, Cows, Gold and Bibles -- that's the History of Cottonwood. HERstory has yet to be told.
Ed Moll - 09/16/98 16:15:38
C. Thrash - 09/13/98 15:12:17
Residence: Austin, Texas
Approx Age: 55
Tie to Northstate: none
Basis for Interest: relocation
I am interested in getting information on year-round climate conditions and real estate prices.