Show #198      Recorded 2/10/12     Aired 2/24/12

The Humboldt Wagon Road

The historic road which is now California highway 32 heading west out of Chico has carried freight and passengers from Chico to Susanville since the Civil War era.  Retired National Park Service ranger Marti Leicester and David Nopel, descendant of pioneer families, are co-authors of this book of  early photos, many from the archives of David's father John Nopel, unofficial archivist for Butte County.  The book tells stories of the road and the families who lived along the road.

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