Deer Creek Film & the January Circle

We’re approaching mid-January, the time of year when the Following Deer Creek (FDC) Project first came into being (2017).  Like the Earth circling around the Sun and the planetary water cycle, we’ve completed a journey. I set out to tell the story of the Deer Creek watershed from its tectonic and cultural origins to the people and animals who live … Read More

Bald Eagle – Symbolic Feet Fighting Food Thief

How the Bald Eagle Became the Symbol of the United States  In 1776, members of the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying the new nation needed a formal seal for official documents. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson comprised the first committee who would work on it. Bald Eagle Habitat According to iNaturalist, there have been four Bald Eagle … Read More

Jennie Carter’s Thoughts & Words from Nevada City 1867-1874 [video]

Jennie Carter was an articulate social critic who wrote from her home in Nevada City during the mid-1860s through the 1870s. Excerpts from Jennie Carter’s essays are dramatized in the following historical video short.     If you enjoyed this post check out; Jennie Carter’s Nevada County Setting 1860s, 2nd Marriage & ObituaryJennie Carter’s Pre-Civil War, Civil War & Reconstruction-era … Read More

Jennie Carter’s Nevada County Setting 1860s, 2nd Marriage & Obituary

Jennie and her first husband, Mr. Correll (a Campbellite minister), moved from New Orleans to Grass Valley around 1860. While Jennie was living in Nevada County, newspaper advertisements promoted rubber clothing the Glenbrook Race Track ice dealers fireproof bricks Grass Valley’s installation of sewer lines Alonzo Delano was selling fire and life insurance, and A.A. Sargent promoted his law practice … Read More

Jennie Carter Book Review

Jennie Carter was a free black woman who moved from New Orleans to Grass Valley around 1860. Between 1867 to 1874 she wrote essays, from her Nevada City home, that were published in The Elevator, a San Francisco black newspaper. When Carter first began writing for The Elevator, her intention was to publish material for young readers. “Children, you hear … Read More