God leads His Dear Children Along!

This old familiar humn by George Young was written 19031.
In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
God leads His dear children along.
o Refrain:
Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.
2. Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along;
Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.
3. Though sorrows befall us and Satan oppose,
God leads His dear children along;
Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.
4. Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
God leads His dear children along;
Away up in glory, eternity’s day,
God leads His dear children along.

Remember:L To him the gatekeeper opens.
The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out John 10:3, ESV:
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake. Psalm 23: 1-3 esv

Thank you for Firefighters on the McKinney Fire, Yeti Complex and other local Fires!

by Judy E. Bushy
Things are really busy around Happy Camp these days! Warnings were given for Happy Camp Friday to be prepared in case evacuation of the town is necessary. Fires begun this week have already claimed four lives, and we want all our Klamath Neighbors and all the Firefighters and other workers SAFE!!

McKinney Fire started Friday afternoon, July 28th, 2022 west of the Walker Creek Bridge over the Klamath River. Strong winds and a storm enabled it to gain 18,000 acres by the time the first night was over. It kept growing to 53,493 acres by Monday, August 1st.

Highway 96 runs next to the Klamath River through this area and the Road was closed as the fire increased.

The path of the fire nearing Yreka CA, county seat of Siskiyou County home of nearly 8,000 people, was about 12 miles away. The Yreka Police Department issued evacuation orders for neighborhoods in the western part of Yreka as the fire approached 12 miles away.

The China 2 Fire was started by lightning strike about two or three miles west of Seiad Valley and was about 300 acres on Sunday. It was later turned over to Incident Team as Yeti Complex and prompted an evacuation preparation warning for Happy Camp, CA on Friday. Happy Camp experienced the Slater Fire which destroyed many homes and made almost half of the town homeless, September 8, 2020.

The Klamath River Community Hall burned. It was a sad sight to see no building, but Old Glory still flying high. the Klamath River Post office burned.

Quigley’s Station, a popular stopping place to enjoy lunch or delicious desserts, survived the fire. It’s named after “moon” Quigley, who was a historic moonshiner on the Klamath.

Keep safe and say a prayer for the community and thanks to the Firefighters

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Forest Lodge Thanks our Heroes!


Congratulations, Happy Camp Graduates!!!

by Judy E. Bushy Friday evening was a very special gathering at Happy Camp High School! Eleven of our young people celebrated their graduation from High School and the opening of the next chapter to reach their life goals.
Many family and friends watched them enter in their graduation attire to pomp and Circumstance. All were welcomed by Principal Erica Mitchell.
After our National Anthem was played, Marcus Jackson, salutatorian of the class, was the first to speak. Madison Rilea then shared her message as the Valedictorian
Dave Timbrook, who teaches wood manufacturing and welding classes was the main speaker for the evening. .
The Senior Slideshow with photos and songs momentous to each was produced by Kaylee Bangs, Emilie Cushman, Maddie Davis, Isabell Gomez, Taylor Hammon, Cheyenne Laflin, Vinn Morales, Madison Rilea and Jessica Williams.
Following the Class Certification by Principal Mitchell was presentation of Diplomas by Becky Lantow who is our Siskiyou Union High School District Board Member! The young adults who had just completed their high school education left the stage for the recessional.
Kaylee Eileen Bangs not only received her diploma, but has also received the Happy Camp High School Certificate of Excellence in welding.
Madeline M. Davis will be taking a year before entering the Dental Program at College of the Redwoods.
Eric P. Duval 11 is looking to become a pilot with the US Air Force.
Marcus R. Jackson plans to continue his education at Shasta College.
Cheyenne Laflin-Grimes receives her high school diploma as well as having received the Happy Camp High School Certificate of Excellence in Graphic Arts.
Zachery W. McCartney plans to go on to become a Wildland Firefighter after graduation.
Emily M Mitchell plans to continue her education at College of the Siskiyous and study Early Childhood Education.
Madison R. Rilea plans to study Biochemistry at San Diego State University.
Jessica K. Williams plans to study Environmental Studies at College of the Siskiyous.
Hannah R. Wilson plans to go into Nursing at the College of the Siskiyous. `
Virusur O. Watson is another of our graduates that we are happy to celebrate and look forward to his next steps in the future. Virusur also has received the Certificate of Excellence in Athletics.
` These students have certainly had an unusual high school career! They’ve studied while changes from Covid-19 pandemic, Slater Fire in which many lost a great deal, and adjustments to further changes in life and schooling that occurred.
They have been involved in community service in the past years. The organizers of the Veterans Appreciation Dinner greatly appreciated their putting American flags on local businesses to honor veterans!
The rest of the students of Happy Camp High will be on summer vacation until next August. Some will be rafting and swimming in the creeks, and enjoying hiking and camping in our wilderness area.
Some will be preparing to earn a scholarship from participation in the Bigfoot Jamboree Royalty efforts. The final announcements of that will be made public during Bigfoot Jamboree which is traditionally Friday, September 2 and 3rd, with the parade and closing awards and events at the River Park on September 4th.
Their teachers, besides Dave Timbrook; are Ryder Hennessey, Diane Oliver, and Ricardo Picart will be having a change of pace for the summer as well.
Amanda Stone and Roberta Ricardy have worked on transporting students this year. Greg Macdonald serves in Maintenance and custodial duties while Smokey Titus cares for school buildings and grounds. Rachel Rhinehart keeps up the office work as secretary.
Tina Dual and Joe Robba are Instructional Aides and Leona McLaughlin serves as an aide as well as food service to be sure the teens get their lunch and nutritional needs met.
Always busy overseeing all aspects of the school is principal, Erica Mitchell and the Happy Camp community is very grateful to all of our school staff for the work that they do!

Treaty of Shackamaxon; June 23, 1683

Painting of Penn’s Treaty by Benjamin West

Do you know what William Penn is famous for? You probably know that he was an English Quaker, for whom the state of Pennsylvania was named.

Son of an Admiral and nobleman, Penn joined Religious Society of Friends (Called Quakers) and was kicked out of college and jailed for disagreeing with the Church of England.. As a Quaker, Penn was an advocate of peace and religious toleration. He received permission to begin a colony for Quakers and followers of other faiths in the new world.

Finding the Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe there, he reportedly made a peace treaty, perhaps more, with them under the Shackamaxon elm tree. Penn promised to live with the natives in “openness and love” and as “one flesh and one blood” to which Tamanend replied, “We will live in love with William Penn and his children, while the sun, moon, and stars endure.”,

If you ever get to the Philadelphia History Museum, you can see a a Wampum belt. It was supposed to have been given to Penn and shows two men holding hands representing William Penns’s group and the Lenni Lenape Tribe.

Voltaire said the agreement was the only treaty never sworn to and never broken.

The treaty lasted fifty years, but Penn died in 1644 and Lenape moved west. Today most Lenape live in Oklahoma, with smaller numbers of Lenape people in southern Ontario, Wisconsin, and Delaware

Don’t miss voting & Picnic at River Park today!

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Tuesday. June 7th is the day to express your responsibility to VOTE. If you are a proud citizen of the United States of America (even wanting to see things improve) and a registered voter, today is the day!!

If you haven’t already sent your mail in ballot, the place to go in Happy Camp is the Karuk Tribe Housing Wellness Center at 537 Jacobs Way in Happy Camp. The Poll opens at 7 A.M. and close at 8 P.M..

Then treat yourself to a picnic lunch at the River Park!!
The Siskiyou Telephone Company TEAM IS SO EXCITED to be back in Happy Camp for the 17th Annual Customer Appreciation Day event! Please join us at the River Park Pavilion on Tuesday, June 7th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Enjoy barbecued hot dogs with all of the fixings, chips, cookies, and drinks. We also have a small gift for you. Learn more about the ACP program and Smart Rural Communities.

Can’t make it to the picnic in Happy Camp on Tuesday? We’re hosting a second event at our Headquarters, located at 30 Telco Way in Etna on Thursday, June 9th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

A Tale ending Just over the Hill at Applegate. . . .

Come meet the characters along the Applegate Trail!

Judy E. bushy
[Yesterday I was given a great story to read! I’m so grateful for the gift of a book, “Life Along the Applegate Trail!

This book is the story of a young bride on her way to Oregon Territory just as it might have happened in 1846. Quests makes the trip with oxen pulling her covered wagon, and it is really instructive in the joys and hardships of such a trip!! Questas husband suddenly dies leaving her a widow. Staying by his grave is dangerous for a woman alone, and this book proceeds to tell of the rest of her journey with about 20 wagons heading to Oregon Territory.

As Questa says, “More unmarked graves dotted the top of the hill, along with assorted pieces of furniture, a heavy skillet, and extra clothing. It was as if those who crossed before us were reinforcing the importance of tightening out loads before, rather than after, crossing the mountains if you wanted to be sure it was not the last mountain you climbed.”

She also learned that “Hardships didn’t always come in big events. It was the daily grind of walking for 10 hours a day behind a wagon that was blowing dust back to you r face, pulling your skirts from berry vines, finding a place to go tot he bathroom in private while on the desert. It was having a toothache and no powders to help with the pain, or feet blistered and sore because there was no Dennis to make you a new pair of shoes. It was every day of every month for five or six months without a break that caused pioneers to lose their drive and sometimes their mind. It caused them like oxen, to STOP. Right where they stood or fell down. Sometimes to shed some tears before getting back up, other times lifted up by their fellow travelers. Taking turns keeping each other strong, or at the very least, moving.”

The author, Linda D. Lochard, had been writing this tale for 25 years, after being immersed in 150th Anniversary of Oregon and Applegate. She even traveled un a wagon a month on the Applegate Trail celebrating the Sesquicentennial. That led to her writing this story, about “characters” that she became acquainted with, either by their diaries or the reenactment.

Since Linda has been researching her Cherokee history and how it is related to other tribes, and frequently dances in Pow Wow’s I was surprised there was only one Native American character, called Dennis rather than his Native name, in the story. Perhaps she is planning to tell that side of the story in a subsequent novel.

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