Since SRRC volunteer Jeff Buchin first assembled the original Salmon River History CD full of photos, videos, and stories of our area back in the early 2000s, we have been adding to our historical archives and building a collection of local history.
Our Winter 2014 newsletter was devoted to local history. In May 2014, we released our multimedia Salmon River History Timeline: 1849-present with over 200 local history stories, hundreds of photographs, video, and audio recordings.
Local river residents, past and present, have provided SRRC with a majority of the photographs, historical documents, and stories of our place. We know there is much more out there waiting to be cataloged, archived, and shared. Please share your historical information so we can all know the story of the Salmon River.
We also welcome your financial support to help us continue this important work and solidify our History Project. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution online today.
Just as the Salmon River is somewhat out of the way of the modern world, it is also out of the way for historians. Our area has a great deal of rich history dating back thousands of years and includes one of the most populous areas in California prior to the gold rush, one of the biggest gold strikes in American history, visits by at least two U.S. presidents before they were in office, one of the biggest salmon runs on the West Coast, the world's largest incense cedar tree and much, much more. Yet, there is no definitive guide to Salmon River history. SRRC is working to collect historical information, photos, and stories to help fill this gap so we can all better understand our collective history.
We hope you enjoy the latest product of our History Project, a fascinating multimedia timeline of Salmon River history from 1849 to present.