Listen To The Trees
I spent an hour listening to this tree tell stories of growing up from an acorn. He told me tales passed down by his grandparents of a time when the Native Americans of the Wintu tribe settled the area around the year 1000. To protect the inhabitants, his great great grandfather was burned at the stake after contracting an incurable disease. All kinds of people passed this area while traveling the Siskiyou Trail. Some fella named Pierson B. Reading was the first non native settler in the area. In 1844, Reading received the Rancho Buena Ventura Mexican land grant for the area occupied by today's Redding and Cottonwood, California, along the Sacramento River. At the time, it was the northernmost non native settlement in California.
Redding, California 2015
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