SCENES FROM THE OROVILLE CHAPTER SYMPOSIUM
Photos by Jim Moorman & Dave Hollecker
Friday afternoon, Chapter members began to arrive at the Feather Falls Resort and Casino. Some attended the Chapter board meeting held in the afternoon. In the evening, a reception and registration was held for participants.
Saturday morning had members boarding a couple of buses for a local tour around Oroville. The first stop was at the Pioneer Museum where we enjoyed a continental breakfast and viewed trail artifacts.
We then boarded the buses to Oroville Dam where Dick Waugh explained to the ‘flock’ the history of the area and about the Beckwourth trail that was under the waters of Lake Oroville.
After lunch, we returned to the hotel and had our General Membership meeting. Board candidates gave a few minutes on why we should vote for them. Good Luck, candidates!
The afternoon was taken over by our scheduled speakers followed by a terrific buffet and our dinner speaker, Jaime Moore and his topic was on historic graffiti.
Jaime Moore also spoke on La Porte and other mining town cemeteries, David Dewey on steamships and steam boats in California, Larry Mauch on the relationships between Indians and settlers, Lee Drummel spoke on the firearms of Emigrants and George Thompson on the CSUC Meriam Library Special Collections.
The symposium continued into Sunday morning with additional speakers until 1pm when we bid Oroville goodbye.