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Professor Carol Cox to speak on Communities of the Mt. Shasta Region

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On Wednesday, November 13, at 7pm, Sierra College’s Friends of the Library will open its Fall-Winter speaker series with geographer and historian Carol Jean Cox, The Friends of the Library chooses noteworthy lectures twice a year to make significant and interesting topics available to the local and regional public. All funds raised at its events go to supporting library services at the three campuses of Sierra College.

This fall’s speaker came to the Sierra College faculty from the Mt. Shasta region and has been teaching geography and history at the college since 1997.  Professor Cox’s lecture topic will highlight the publication of her recent book, Communities of the Mt. Shasta Region. Cox has studied the Shasta region for 25 years and led countless field trips there since 1992. Her findings and photographs, combined with oral histories and regional museum research has enabled her to assemble an important and long-lasting contribution to northern California’s colorful past. From mining to timber and from railroads to fisheries, the histories of the garland of communities that ring this world-famous volcano are rich and heart-warming.

Copies of Communities of the Mt. Shasta Region will be available for purchase and the author will be available to sign books and answer questions. Proceeds from the book’s sales go to local museums of the Mt. Shasta region.

Cox will present her slide-illustrated lecture at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room on the first floor of the campus library.  General admission $5 / Students free. For more information, contact Joe Medeiros at: jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu 

The Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Permits are available for purchase from dispensers located in the parking lot.

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