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Formerly known as the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly

California History At Its Very Best



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Links to Read Previews of Our Magazine:

[1990 Issues #1-4 | 1991 Issues #5-8 | 1992 Issues #9-12 | 1993 Issues #13-16]

[1994 Issues #17-20 | 1995 Issues #21-24 | 1996 Issues #25-28 | 1997 Issues #29-32]

[1998-2010 Issues #33-84]


A Short History of the California Territorial Quarterly

We have published the California Territorial Quarterly (formerly known as the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly) in Paradise, California since 1990 and have covered a wide range of California history topics since that time. Our decision to publish the Territorial was motivated by requests from our customers who purchased California history books from us at our retail rare coin dealership and gift shop known as Paradise Coin & Gift (established 1980). In addition to serving northern California coin collectors, we specialize in new and used California history books and found that many people were looking for stories that were either published some time ago and were out of print or had not yet been published.

We decided to publish a California history magazine, naming it the "Dogtown Territorial Quarterly" after the local gold mining area once known as Dogtown, located on a ridge overlooking the West Branch of the Feather River above Whiskey Flats. A 54 pound gold nugget was discovered across the canyon from Dogtown in 1859 on the slopes of Sawmill Peak which, at that time, was the largest gold nugget ever found in California. Our local Gold Nugget Museum was established from the proceeds generated by a celebration commemorating the discovery of the Dogtown Nugget known as "Gold Nugget Days" and is held each year in April in Paradise and Magalia.

Early issues of the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly focused upon the local area we live in - Paradise, Magalia (the current name of old Dogtown), Helltown, Coutolenc, Lovelock, Stirling City, Inskip, Chico, Oroville (Ophir), Cherokee, Yankee Hill, Hamilton, Bidwell Bar and all of Butte County. We were very fortunate to find local historical groups and individual historians who were willing to help us get started. Our first issue and subsequent issues would not have been possible without them. We have ever since provided free listings for California historical societies, museums and research groups within the pages of the Territorial (and on this website) as one way of showing our appreciation for their assistance, which continues to this day.

Beginning with our Special Bear Flag Revolt Issue #13 we expanded the focus of the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly to cover all of California and those who came to California on the various emigrant trails by covered wagon, on horse or mule-back, and on foot; or by ship, across the Isthmus of Panama or around Cape Horn, and from all over the world. The California Gold Rush is one of our favorite topics. We're also fond of stories relating to Sutter's Fort and its founder John Augustus Sutter and have published a Special Donner Party Issue.

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Over the last twelve years we have tried our best to continually improve the quality and content of the Territorial by having every story we publish reviewed by other historians who are familiar with the topic covered. In addition, every story is proofed by each author in its final form prior to publication. We much prefer articles derived from "primary sources" rather than ones derived from "secondary sources." All articles published include end notes and/or a bibliography of sources. We receive far more manuscripts than we have room to publish or that meet our strict guidelines for writers. You can access our Writer's Guidelines here or from the California History Website link bar below.

Beginning with issue #51, Fall 2002 we changed the name of our magazine to the California Territorial Quarterly, a name that more accurately reflects the content of California history.

Unlike many school textbooks and recently published California history articles, the California Territorial Quarterly is not a "revisionist history magazine". We agree with the late Chico historian William (Old Hutch) Hutchinson when he wrote: "While we may not approve of our forebear's actions, we should remember that we are not where they were when they were there, and we would be well-advised to heed Herman Ausubel's dictum: The historian who aspires to be a judge must not try his case by a code unknown to the defendent."

We are fortunate to have a volunteer staff of highly respected California historians who act as Historical Advisors to us. The quality of our magazine reflects the professionalism and attention to detail that they give every manuscript we publish. Each one of them has an overwhelming desire to "get it right". Many of their scholarly California history articles appear in the Territorial from time to time.

All of the California history articles that have appeared in the Territorial have been donated by each individual author/historian for the enjoyment of our readers. We have only asked for one-time permission to print their stories and all copyrights to each story remain with the authors. Authors do receive 25 copies of the issue their story appears in as payment for a major article. A short biography of every Author/Historian is available for review.

We hope you will consider becoming a subscriber to the California Territorial Quarterly. It is for the love of California history that we bring this magazine to you, your friends and our communities. Bill & Penny Anderson, Editors & Publishers


Links to Read Previews of Our Magazine:

[1990 Issues #1-4 | 1991 Issues #5-8 | 1992 Issues #9-12 | 1993 Issues #13-16]

[1994 Issues #17-20 | 1995 Issues #21-24 | 1996 Issues #25-28 | 1997 Issues #29-32]

[1998-2010 Issues #33-84]


Thank you for checking out this listing of our current California Territorial Quarterly issues and previous issues of the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly. There are links to each of the years of Dogtown Territorial Quarterly issues (#1-50) above. A short review of each article is also included.

DTQ back issues sell individually for $5.75; $4.50 each if you purchase four or more issues. Add $3.00 shipping per order.

A complete set of issues #1-50 sells for $225.00 shipped in the United States. Add $10.00 shipping. Total delivered price: $235.00

Issues #2 & #3 are not available except in complete sets.

Subscriptions to the California Territorial Quarterly (new name beginning with issue #51) are $18 per year in the United States.

CTQ back issues sell individually for $5.75; $4.50 each if you purchase four or more issues. Add $3.00 shipping per order.

Send Orders to: CTQ, 6848 U Skyway, Paradise, California 95969

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