Listen to a Story


At age 16, in 1855, Jane's great-grandfather sailed from Long Island, N.Y. around the Horn to San Francisco where he was STRANDED! He took a job with Wells Fargo as a treasure agent in the Sacramento-Shasta Mining District...the home of the Shasta Indian Nation. In 1860 he rode the first leg EAST of the Pony Express. He was also a member of San Francisco's Vigilance Committee, a group of 6000 men, committed to establishing "law and order." How do we seek understanding of both the pride and the discomfort our ancestor's stories?