Some of this Lassen discussion is occurring with folks who are not on the
list. Here is a piece of how it is proceeding with much more to come.
This message was from Richard Silva in response to some comments and
questions posted by Don Buck. Don Buck's comments and questions are not
ready for posting, yet, but he is working on it.
>Sounds good to me.
>I have a record of Julien Neuschwander (N. D. Julien,changed his last
>name to Julien,) was working at Sutters, he would talk with a Hudson's Bay
>Trapper of an area to the north that was like the Alps. Julien would in
>1851, just after gold discovery on the Yreka Flats bring a herd of cattle
>and get a land claim south of Yreka (Grenada). Julien would by 1859 would
>have acquired large holdings in Siskiyou County, paid more taxes than
>anyone else in the county.
>So is it possible that Lassen also would get his information from the
>Have you read the "Reminiscences of William M, Case?"
>If not here is a little of his Reminiscences, "Return Home", The journey
>overland from the Sacramento up to the Willamette was, in 1849, onelong
>adventure; and, on three hundred miles of the distance,....The Oregon men
>had, during the previous autumn, built a road through, making a long
>detour from the Rogue River Valley to the borders of Klamath Lake by the
>old Applegate route, and thence by Lost River and Lake, the Lava Beds, and
>the long plateau east of Mount Shasta, to Pitt River, and then two hundred
>miles across the chain of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the
>Sacramento....The party of Case consisted of only eight men, himself being
>chosen captain, and they carried some $28,000 worth of dust....A large
>number of travelers were met on the way going to the mines, among whom was
>a party of strict Presbyterians from Springfield, Illinois,....It was
>almost universally taken by new travelers of that road that the Pitt River
>Valley was the main Sacramento, and they were loth to strike over the
>mountains as the was required. Later upon the journey, Major Warner was
>fallen in with,....With this officer pleasant conversations were held. He
>expressed his surprise that Case should try to go through the Indian
>country with but eight men, while he felt unsafe with his one hundred....
>Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society Vol. 1 - 1900.