Saga reconstructs life year by year from 1851 through 1930. Mining, lumbering, dam, highway and railroad building, vacation and recreational development. The dry and wet years, the hard winters and the mild, the storms and the fires march through in their proper time and context. Binding events together is the tale of the vital and strong mountain and valley people who met and mastered the challenges their lives encountered.
This book is still used as a major research tool for mountain historians. This comprehensive index maps a wealth of valuable reference material.