Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 27, 1987 · Page 3
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Ukiah, California
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Sunday, September 27, 1987
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1987— These women knew their buffalo chips Pioneer life explored at symposium By FAE WOODWARD Community Now* Editor A clear view of pioneer life in the 19th century was presented for members of the Conference of Historical Societies Friday evening by anthologist Ida Egli. More than 100 visitors from the historical societies of California gathered this weekend in Ukiah for the 1987 Northern Symposium on "Our Women in History." The three-day event drew to a close this morning with board of directors' breakfast at the Manor Inn. Using selected diary entries - prose and poetry written by pioneer women - Egli gave a realistic view of the hardships of the frontier. She said where the male writers of the day tended to make travel westward a dream goal, women more clearly described the rigors of travel and hardships faced daily. Although she discussed a number of women writers in the West, her emphasis was on the works of Mendocino County women, Helen Carpenter and Anna Morrison Reed. A wry sense of humor which obviously stood her well against frontier life, is shown in the diary entries of Helen Carpenter, who- became the mother of Grace Carpenter Hudson, world-renowned painter of Porno Indian life. Egli selected some diary entries which described border incidents on the Kansas frontier as well as those describing the Carpenters' experiences crossing the plains. Heat and mosquitos were among the daily irritants for the travelers: "Mosquitos have been extremely troublesome all day and night," one entry stated. "A buffalo chip light- ed in the wagon smokes them out. — We can stand it longer than they can." There were no grocery stores along the way, but the Carpenter family's party got a can of peaches, berries and some cheese at a fort along the trail. "...the cheese should have been mustered out long ago," she wrote. "It's too old to be in service." After the family settled in Potter Valley, many of Carpenter's writings dealt with her new home and her neighbors, the Pomos. She enjoyed preserving their legends. ' Anna Morrison Reed had earned her keep as a young girl, and that of her parents, as an orator in a mining camp. Although she had had very little education, she was well read. Her diary entries clearly record her struggles as the support for her family, her discouragement at having so little education, and her determination to better herself. Egli said although Reed as a young woman spoke of woman's place in the home, as an older woman she became a suffragette. The work of these women and others in California between 1848-1869 is in an antho- lolgy Egli is completing and hopes to publish next year. The speaker, an instructor at Mendocino College and Sonoma State University, has been a resident of Mendocino County since early childhood, and only recently a resident of Sonoma County. She was raised in the Amish oral tradition handed-down by her father, and the local oral tradition passed-bn by the old storytellers of Potter Valley She became interested in Native American history and literature as a teenager and renewed that interest in college. The pionee anthology completed, she would like to move on to an anthology of Native American lore, as compiled in the last have of the 19th Century by Helen Carpenter. For the Record It is the policy of the Daily Journal to correct any factual errors. Corrections will be published as soon as possible. Errors should be called to the attention of the managing editor by calling 468-0123, extension 313. , Eureka Southern subject of railroad history meeting A West Coast example of the many new railroads springing up across the U.S. will be featured at the Oct. 15 monthly meeting of NWPRHS, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Although the railroad-building eft is usually consigned to the distant past, the number of new rail carriers is increasing more rapidly than at almost any time in the nation's history, according to David Dorrance of Santa Rosa, NWPRHS President. "The new lines represent marginal or unprofitable segments being sold off by major U.S. railroads," Dorrance explained, adding that locally-based operators without the overhead and complicated work rules of larger corporations often can run f.iore economically and drum up new sources of traffic in their own communities. The Society's October meeting will offer a slide talk on the Eureka Southern Railroad, which has taken over tracks between Willits and Eureka formerly owned by North- western Pacific, a subsidiary of Southern Pacific. The presentation will be by John West of GATX Leasing, the corporation that provided much of the financing for the new North Coast rail line. NWPRHS meets at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the "Whistlestop" Senior Center house- din the former NWP depot at Third and Tamalpais in San Rafael. "The Society brings together professional and amateur historians who want to preserve the heritage of Redwood Empire railroads," Dorrance explained. The public is welcome at all meetings without charge. The group's Nov. 19 session will feature representatives of the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association with a slide talk on the Association's Western Railroad Museum at Rio Vista Junction, near Fairfield, where the public can view and ride historic electric and steam railroad equipment. The Dec. 17 meeting will offer a "Christmas Video Festival" of contemporary and historic rail-related,^tures.,.,,, „.,,, Hazardous waste advisory board meeting The Board of Supervisors has appointed an Advisory Board to advise the Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division on hazardous waste management. A public meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Public Health Annex Building at 890 N. Bush St., to review goals and objectives of a county hazardous waste management plan. Billie Athiku Center stage This man was one of several Porno Indians from Point Arena who performed ceremonial dances on the steps of the Civic Center Saturday. Chamber presents eight annual Grande Ball The Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce presents its eighth annual Grande Ball on Saturday, Oct. 3. This year's vintage ball, complete with a five piece orchestra, will again be held at the Weibel Winery Saturday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. There will be a no-host bar for cocktails which can be enjoyed with hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings catered by Don Delahoyde of Five Star Catering. Wine will be available with dinner. After dinner, the elegant tasting room will become a ballroom with music by the Swing Thing, featuring vocalist Betty J. Allen. Tickets are $25 per person. Please contact the Chamber office at 462-4705 for reservations and tickets. Reservations cannot be accepted after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. For more information, call Thorn Parducci, chairman, at 462-3828 or the Chamber office at 462-4705. 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