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The First People of McCloud: The Wintu

By Gary VanDe Walker  Many years ago, in the shadows of the mixed forest of pines and oaks, the voice of a storyteller drifted along the breeze of the McCloud River.  His words described a being of mysterious origins, indescribable by any standard, called the Anamet.  It masqueraded as a person.  Coming from the mountains, Continue Reading...

Lake Shasta and the Shasta Dam Turn 75

(c) Sleakphotography
On our first visit to tour the area that we had identified as the leading possibility for our retirement home, I can remember the excitement of waking up in Redding, stepping outside of the hotel and realizing that the “cloud” I was seeing to the north was actually Mt. Shasta. We had flown in after Continue Reading...