In 1920, a baby girl was born at Table Rock Ranch in northern California. In My Little Shasta Valley, she tells the story of growing up north of Mount Shasta and the adventures she had as she, just like her mother and grandmother before her, fell in love with the land, the people, and the animals that inhabit it.
Presented as a collection of short stories with a play in the middle, these memories will transport the reader back in time to life on a rural cattle ranch in Northern California in the early 20th century. The author relates the history of her family, who travelled across the plains in covered wagons to settle in the Pacific Northwest. The stories are brought to life by a diverse array of real-life characters—from multi-generational family members to hired hands, as well as a variety of horses, dogs and other animals.
This endearing memoir paints a picture of a life barely imaginable to most people today, but the wholesome innocence and simplicity will appeal to all.