Books Big Meadows and Lake Almanor

Big Meadows and Lake Almanor

Big Meadows and Lake Almanor


Few among the thousands of vacationers who recreate on and around Lake Almanor each summer realize that beneath its waters lie the remains of a vanished way of life. This tiny Atlantis, Big Meadows, was a microcosm of the cultural forces and conflicts that racked the West in the 19th and 20th centuries. Rich in natural resources, the Meadows sustained the lives of the native Maidu and the hundreds of encroaching whites who followed on the heels of the Lassen Trail immigrant parties. Writer and historian, Marilyn Quadrio, is the third generation of a family born and raised in the mountains of Tehama, Plumas, and Lassen Counties, and along with friend, Joan Sayre, founded the Chester-Lake Almanor Museum to house a growing collection of photographs and artifacts given by descendans of pioneers. Profusely illustrated with archival B/W photographs. Paperbound: 127 pages: 6.5 x 9.25" THIS ITEM IS HOT OFF THE PRESSES AS OF SEPTEMBER 2014 !!