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Ancestry.com. Yuba County, California History, 1850-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data:
Library of Congress. California As I Saw It, 1849-1900. Vol. 32. [database on-line] Washington: Library of Congress, 1999. Ellis, William Turner. Memories; My Seventy-two Years in the Romantic County of Yuba, California. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon, 1939.
Serving in public office in Marysville, California for forty years, William Ellis knew the Yuba County region extremely well. This database is a brief history of the county from 1850 through 1900 as told by this longtime resident. It provides accounts of important historical events, including local floods. Additionally, Ellis recounts his boyhood in the town, his experiences with local businessmen, and his interaction with political leaders. He also describes attempts to prevent flooding and the impact of hydraulic mining in the region. For researchers of early Northern California, this can be an informative and insightful narrative.