YANKEE HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
On this virtual museum site we encourage you to visit our Bookstore, Museum and Theater for books, displays, videos and other presentations on the area’s history. The Newsletter section offers articles written for the newsletters based on the research housed in our Archives. The Archives contain over 3000 newspaper articles from 1846 to today about this area! Use the Indexes associated with the different archives for a brief description of each item included in that archive. Be a detective and do your own research!
Featured Book in the Bookstore
The Shirley Letters – A California classic that takes place just up Highway 70 in Plumas County at Rich Bar and Indian Bar! A true story featuring 23 well written, descriptive letters written in 1851 and 1852 describing life in the mining camps.
Featured From the Archives
For more help in your genealogical or other research or to read the actual articles referenced in our historical timeline below, visit the Archives. There are thousands of items digitized and filed there along with an Index for your review in each category. For the first time visitor, the Archives Main Page offers help on how to do your own research and find things in the Archives.
Enjoy your stay!
A Searchable PDF Timeline (156 pages)