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In the Beginning
CHAPTER PAGE I The Land
The Valley Explored
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agricultural American River arrived Auburn August became began Benicia brought building built Butte County canal cattle Central Pacific Chico Chinese colony Colusa County Company county seat Creek crop debris December developed district early east election farm farmers Feather River February feet fifty flood flume Folsom four freight fruit Glenn Glenn County hundred thousand Indians irrigation John Bidwell July June Knight's Landing land grants legislature levee located March Marysville Appeal Marysville Herald miles million mining mountains navigation northern California November Oakland October orchards organized Oroville Placer Placerville railroad ranch Red Bluff road Sacramento Bee Sacramento River Sacramento State College Sacramento Union Sacramento Valley Sacramento Valley Railroad San Francisco Scrapbook September Shasta shipped Slough sold steamboat streams streets Suisun Sutter County teams Tehama Tehama County thousand acres thousand dollars tons town trees twenty unpublished research paper votes wagons wheat Yolo County Yreka Yuba City