STATES: The Places We Run, 1st Edition June 2023

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California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 32, January 1936

Leonard Davis, The True Origin and History Behind the Naming of Auburn, Roseville Historical Society, 1999

Erwin Gudde, California Place Names, University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1949.

Erwin Gudde, California Gold Camps, University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1975.

Francis P. Farquhar, Up and Down California in 1860-1864; The Journal of William H. Brewer, Book 4, Chapter 5, Yale University Press, 1930.

Jane Fiedler, A History of Squaw Valley, Self-published, 1977.

Hal V. Hall, Western States Trail Guide, Fifth Edition, Self-published by the Western States Trail Foundation, 2016.

W.B. Lardner and M.J. Brock, History of Placer and Nevada Counties California with Biographical Sketches, Historic Record Co., Los Angeles, California, 1924.

Rodi Lee and Michael G. Lynch, American River Canyon, Images of American, Arcadia Publishing, 2012.

George Wharton James, The Lake of the Sky, The Radiant Life Press, 1915.

Gene L. Markley, Bogus Thunder Mountains, Self-published, 1976. 

R.J. Steele, James P. Ball, and F.I. Houston, Placer County Directory of 1861, The Publishers, 1861.  Reprinted by the Placer County Historical Society.

Thompson & West, History of Placer County, Oakland, California, 1882.

Edward B. Scott, Squaw Valley, Crystal Bay, Sierra-Tahoe Publishing Co., 1960.

Henry L. Walsh, Hallowed Were the Gold Dust Trails, University of Santa Clara Press; 2nd Edition, January 1947.

Bill G. Wilson, Gold & Schemes… Unfulfilled Dreams – Stories of Guile, Greed & Great Promises, Self-published, Sponsored by the Placer County Historical Foundation, 2002.

Bill G. Wilson, Challenging the Mountains – The Life and Times of Wendell T. Robie, Robie Historical Foundation, 1998.

The American River – Insider’s Guide to Recreation, Ecology and Cultural History of the North, Middle and South Forks, Updated Third Edition, Protect American River Canyons, 2016


R.M. Bucke, “Twenty-five Years Ago,” The Overland Monthly, Vol. 1, June 1883

Christina Richter, “A Glimpse into Placer County Water Reservoir History,” The Placer, March-April 2023

Wendell T. Robie, “History Record Western States Trail Route Prior to the Gold Rush,” unpublished and undated

Wendell T. Robie, “The Big Crevice,” unpublished and undated

Wendell T. Robie, “Lake Tahoe-Auburn Trail Ride, Trail History and Description,” Published by Tom Cromwell, 1955

Bob Suter, “A Small Company’s Power Project”, Sierra Heritage Magazine, Winter 1983.

Henry L. Walsh, “Hallowed Were The Gold Dust Trails,” January 1947,

Bill G. Wilson, “Foresthill History-Henry Ford Made It to Foothills,” December 4, 2013


Bill Wilson, “Noted Figures of Michigan Bluff,” Auburn Sentinel, June 12, 1992

Unknown author, “The Ruck-A-Chucky Slide,” Placer Herald, March 9, 1940

Placer Herald, December 21, 1861


The Pony Express, Sonora, California, July 1956.

Government Records/Studies:

Domestic Names Committee Decision on Robinsons Flat (06027111), U.S. Geological Survey, June 8, 1961

Placer County Place Names, Placer County Archives and Research Center, Auburn, California

National Register of Historic Places, Michigan Bluff/Last Chance Trail, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, June 26, 1992.

National Register of Historic Places, Mountain Quarries Bridge, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, February 11, 2004.

U.S. Department of the Interior, American River-National Recreation Area Feasibility Study, September 1990

U.S. Department of the Interior/U.S. Geological Survey, Hydroelectric Power Systems of California, Frederick Hall Fowler.


Letter from Wendell T. Robie to Reid Jackson, Tahoe National Forest Acting Supervisor, dated May 3, 1972

Oral Histories:

Matt Langstaff interview conducted by Norman McLeod on November 7, 1986; transcribed by Patsy Wortell Larney, October 29, 1987.


Norm McLeod, Nuggets from the Past, Personal Notes from Gene Markley’s Gold Camp Class, undated.

May Perry, “Yankee Jim’s,” Placer Nugget, October 1963

Western States Trail Ride, Inc., The Western States Trail – History and Description, undated and unpublished;

Google Bard, April 2023.

Endurance Capital of the World Committee meeting agendas and minutes, dated September 15, 2021; January 19, 2022; March 16, 2022; and, May 18, 2022.


History Expeditions,

Steven Agar, 3,347 Acre Donation to Tahoe National Forest Added to Granite Chief Wilderness,, September 6, 2017.