Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wintery day — May 28, 2011

A bit of blue sky started late in the day at the south end of the valley at Hayden’s ranch. Horses on Island Road, near Etna, hustle as another gust of wind and rain start to hit. Looking north at … Continue reading

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Great poem by Jim Johnson’s grandson, Clint Johnson, was said during funeral

Scott Valley’s Cowboy He was Scott Valley’s Cowboy, a colt-breaking machine, A hard working legend, and a damn fine Marine, A fishing boat captain and huge ocean fan, He’d take anyone out, on days his boat ran. We’d go sit … Continue reading

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Honoring cowboy Jim Johnson

In tribute to Jim, the ranch equipment was silent on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Hurlimann ranch. Jim’s sons and nephews served as pall bearers taking the casket from the hearse. Marines were in attendance to honor Jim for … Continue reading

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“Good man” Jim Johnson will be buried today

Rarely seen without his cowboy hat, Jim Johnson showed up to the November 2009 American Legion Ceremonies at the Callahan Cemetery with his American Legion cap. He had served the Perry Harris Post as commander at one time.  Jim served … Continue reading

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Two more photos from Gazelle trip on May 4, 2011

Roger Bridwell and Rodney Woods visit at the end of a long work day in Shasta Valley. Marvin, the dog, poses for the camera as the logger and rancher look out across the alfalfa field with Mt. Shasta standing guard. … Continue reading

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Spring-time Trip to Gazelle, CA.

I am re-writing my Dillman Family History 1928 to 1941 on my other blog: And I have decided to take photos of their travels in Siskiyou  County and the places they lived and worked. So last week, which was … Continue reading

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May 1, 2011 Snow Survey Results for the Scott River Watershed

(This is good news for our wild river will produce significant water this summer — if an early hot-spell doesn’t melt it too soon!) Snowpack depth in the mountains surrounding Scott Valley was measured at 176 percent above normal. There … Continue reading

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