This collection documents the internal affairs, activities, and conservation concerns of a chapter which is based in Sacramento,
but which includes most of northeastern California as well as the upper San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. Because of the
large geographical size of the chapter, much of the work takes place in regional groups and activity sections.
The Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter was founded in 1939. The chapter encompasses the Sacramento Valley as well as the foothills
and Sierra Nevada region of Northeastern California. The chapter is one of the oldest in the state, and contains within its
borders much public-owned land, which its members strive to preserve and enjoy. Of the nearly 50 charter members, half were
women, and most were from the Sacramento-Davis, California, area. Charlotte Mauk, later a long-time member of the national
Sierra Club Board of Directors, served as the first chapter chairperson.
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