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Topic: Annie Ingle: California Cowgirl                                                                                                        Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023                                                                                                                     Time: 01:30pm                                                                                                                                       Location: IOOF Hall, 1445 Butte St., Redding, CA                                                                                     Cost: Members Free, Non-members $5

Wild West shows and rodeos were very popular in the early 20th century, and opportunities abounded for cowboys and cowgirls alike to earn a living in the arena. Some of them joined big outfits, such as the 101 Ranch traveling Wild West show, and others independently “rode the circuit” of annual rodeos held throughout the West and Southwest.
Please join the Shasta Historical Society and author Connie Fairfield Ganz as we explore the life of an amazing Shasta County woman that carved her own path. Annie Ingle wasn’t the first woman to ride a bucking bronco at a rodeo, but she was one of the only ones of Wintu descent raised in a place where prejudices ran deep and opportunities for self-improvement were scarce. Faced with few local prospects for substantial employment, Annie turned her riding skills into a successful career for almost two decades.
Annie was born in Shasta County, California, on April 14, 1890. She was the youngest of 10 children. Her parents were British immigrant miner John Ingle and his Native American bride, Pui dal Tewis (English name Jane). Annie started competing at rodeos as a young adult around 1909, the year after her father died. After her glory days, Annie lived a quiet life. She passed away June 28, 1971, in Redding. She is a shining example for young Native American women everywhere who can discover, as she did, that you can overcome obstacles and forge your own successful life story.

Topic: California Water Resources Management Systems: Water and Transportation             Date: Thursday, January 19th                                                                                                                     Time: 6:00pm                                                                                                                                       Location: IOOF Hall, 1445 Butte St., Redding, CA                                                                                     Cost: Members Free, Non-members $5

Join us for a program that explores Shasta County’s public infrastructure around water resources and transportation from the perspective of the Carr family. Local resident Pat Carr will lead us on a journey to discover the history of Shasta County dams, reservoirs and waterways and the impact they had on local transportation highways. As one of Shasta County’s pioneer families, the Carrs participated in many discussions and activities associated with the development of this public infrastructure and offer a unique perspective on its history.

Topic: Black History Celebration                                                                                                          Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023                                                                                                                  Time: 5:30pm                                                                                                                                        Location: Shasta College Cafeteria

We will be joining UMOJA Mentoring & Resources at Shasta College for an eventful night of Black History Celebration and they welcome you all to join. They will have a wide range of guest speakers, insightful music and messages, followed by a cultural dinner and sweets. Please help us celebrate this year, this will truly be an event you will not want to miss. Shasta Historical Society Director, Heather Farquhar, will be one of the speakers and discussing “the importance of place” to history and communities.

Topic: Inspirational Women of Shasta County: 1800’s to Present                                                 Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023                                                                                                                     Time: 6:00pm                                                                                                                                       Location: IOOF Hall, 1445 Butte St., Redding, CA                                                                                     Cost: Members Free, Non-members $5

Join us for a program that explores the pioneering spirit of some of Shasta County’s most extraordinary women. Some represent women pioneers in the usual sense, and some that were pioneers in their professions and areas of expertise. They are from varied backgrounds, used both traditional and non-traditional roles and often defied social norms to make significant impacts on society and influence those who followed. These women represent their many peers, from well-known to obscure, for who we did not have enough space to include.