Claire Welch was nine when her father decided to move the family to the Klamath River Valley. She didn’t take it well. Claire is the main character in the River Girl novel.
The Chinese Prospectors of Happy Camp
At one time half the immigrant population of Happy Camp, CA consisted of Chinese prospectors. The 1880 census listed 597 citizens. 97 were Karuks, 250 were white, and 250 were Chinese. The Chinese lived in the area south of what is now Second Avenue, behind the Camp Mercantile building. At that time Second Avenue was […]
Where to buy River Girl
This is just a note on where to find a copy of River Girl. Right now I’ve still not published the book in Kindle format – that’s coming next. The book is available online at Amazon and CreateSpace. If you’re here in Happy Camp, California, you can buy the book at the Marble Mountain Gift […]