North Park Book Fair

Hey all! Next Saturday, July 17, I’ll be participating in the first ever North Park Book Fair. Hosted by Verbatim Books, North Park Thursday Market, and North Park Main Street, it’s an open-air street fair for book lovers, with two blocks of books, zines, and comics, as well as literary art, food, and live performances... Continue Reading →

Mojave National Preserve

Hello all! Hope everyone is planning a safe 4th of July holiday weekend that doesn’t include lighting the Western U.S. on fire. Myself, I’m heading to Mojave National Preserve for two days of field survey, because that’s the type of thing you get to do as an archaeologist in southern California. I’ll be examining “guzzlers”... Continue Reading →

Nobles Emigrant Trail – Susanville

Welcome! Today we'll follow the Nobles Emigrant Trail west out of Susanville. If you haven't read the post about the history of the trail yet, click here to check that out. It will give you an overview of who Nobles was, when he pioneered the trail, and what life was like in northern California just... Continue Reading →

Nobles Emigrant Trail – History

Hey all, and welcome back! Time to dive into the Nobles Emigrant Trail. Let’s start with some basic background – the who, what, where, when, and why. The Nobles Emigrant Trail was a pioneer wagon road that brought settlers into northern California. It was established in 1851 by William Nobles as a shorter, less-arduous option... Continue Reading →

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