Friday, November 23, 2012 at 5:51PM
Jo Giessner

Antelope Creek, named by John Bidwell in 1843, flows from the higher country, but below Lassen Peak, for 28 miles to the Sacramento River, where it enters the river about 5 miles north-norhtwest of Los Molinos. Antelope Creek flows southwest out of the hill country and then follows a more direct southery route paralell to the Sacramento River before entering the river just north of 5th Avenue, Los Molinos.

Job Francis Dye referred to his 1844 Mexican Land Grant, Rio de los Berrendos, as the Antelope Ranch. The Sacramento River was used as the watercourse boundary of Dye's grant; however, Antelope Creek was an intricate part of the operation.

1858 August 14, Daily Globe (San Francisco, CA) -The "Antelope Rangers" of Tehama County, organized to protect the inhabitants of that region from Indian depredations, are to be reorganized as an independent military association, under the State law.~

1858 August 28, New York Herald (NY,NY) - Died on Antelope Creek, Tehama County, July 13, Albert Crosling, formerly of Missouri.~

1859 January 14, California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (San Francisco, CA) - Ice at Tehama - A firm, at Antelope Mill, put up one hundred tons of ice during the cold weather.~

1860, Tehama County "needed but two mills to supply its needs (for lumber). These were the Nome Lacke mill, near the head of Thomes Creek, and the Antelope Mill on Job Dye's ranch. Their total production was 1,000,000 feet. The census taker noted that the Antelope Mill handled 2,000 logs to cut 800,000 feet." - W.H. Hutchinson, California Heritage A History of Northern California Lumbering

1877 February 10, Sentinel - DIED - In Antelope Valley, February 3, 1877, Henry Hammans, aged 61 years, 6 months and 5 days. Deceased leaves five sons and four daughters and a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely death.~

1886 January 28, Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) - In Antelope Valley, Tehama County, Cal., there is a cobblestone school house.~

1914 Jan 27, Evening News; Tehama, Jan 27 - Thrown into the swollen waters of Antelope Creek by the capsizing of her buggy, Mrs. George E. Spencer was rescued from the stream in an unconscious condition and the body of her 4-year-old girl was recovered half a mile down the stream.~

1915 April 11, San Jose Mercury News- The Taxpayers League of Tehama County has decided on the following representatives for the election to be held on May 14 for the purpose of choosing 15 freeholders to draw up a new charter. ". . . Chester Willard and A.A. Jeffcoat from Antelope.~

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