Title:Sixty years Siffords: Drakesbad, [California], scrapbooks, 1984-1991
Creator/Contributor:Sifford, Roy D., creator, comp.
Scrapbooks compiled in 1984 and 1991 by Roy Sifford, relate to his family history and their operation of the Drakesbad resort
in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Scrapbooks cover the years 1919-1965 and include both original and photocopied letters,
documents, photographs, postcards, printed ephemera, and clippings, with extensive holograph captions and narrative. Portfolio
contains loose items.
Sifford, Roy D -- Archives
Seifert family -- Archives
Summer resorts -- California -- Plumas County
Drakesbad Guest Ranch (Calif.)
Lassen Volcanic National Park (Calif.) -- History
Lassen Volcanic National Park (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Plumas County (Calif.) -- History
Title from scrapbook.
Sixty years Siffords, BANC MSS 97/97 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Emily A. Sifford; 19970417.
Drakesbad was founded in 1900 by Roy's father, Alexander Sifford, a Susanville schoolteacher, who purchased 400 acres from
Edward Drake, who homesteaded there in the 1870s. The hot springs campground was operated by the Sifford family until 1959.
From 1956-58, they made it possible for the lands to be purchased by Lassen National Park, and in 1960, title passed into
the hands of the National Park Service.
Portions of the scrapbooks are published in Sixty years of Siffords at Drakesbad (1994); cataloged as F868.L3.S551.1994.
2 volumes in 1 box, 1 portfolio (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 97/97 c box 1 (v.1-2)
BANC MSS 97/97 c portfolio 1
BANC MSS 97/97 c