Winter Program 11/14/2009

    Please join the members and friends of the Siskiyou County Historical Society in welcoming our guest speaker, Mr. James Pruitt from Alameda, California.  Mr. Pruitt will be giving a media presentation on November 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.  His topic will be C. R. Miller and the strike in 1909 in McCloud, California.

    Mr. Pruitt is a native Californian, born in Alameda, California.  He has lived most of his life in Portland, Oregon and recently returned to Alameda to complete his active career.  He has worked with unions for the past 35 years and labor history is one of his hobbies.  His connection to McCloud comes from his wife, Lynn Oveson who is a great granddaughter of the photographer, Charles R. Miller (1874-1958).  As a child, Lynn knew her grandfather in Oregon.  Miller lived in McCloud from approximately 1900 - 1909 and took photographs for the McCloud River Lumber Company.  Mr. Pruitt and his wife, Lynn discovered his photographs of the 1909 strike on a visit to the Heritage Junction Museum of McCloud in 2007.