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ELMORE, William Willis (1845-1931)

From information in the Pioneer File at Behrens-Eaton Museum:

William Willis Elmore born Missouri 1845. Father came to California 1854, with family across the plains. 300 cattle brought. Located at Igo. One year later moved to Townsends Flat where he engaged in mining and stockraising. In 1857 he planted the first orchard in Shasta County and through life continued stock raising and farming. Son went to school in Texas Springs and later to the Pacific Methodist College at Vacaville. Upon the completion of his course taught school two years at Texas Springs in the same school his mother had taught years before claiming the distinction of being the first teacher in Shasta County. One dwelling house in Anderson in May 1875. The Elmore house was the second. - Copied on 4-13-2011 by Jo Giessner

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