Sierra College professor to speak on communities of Mt. Shasta region

Carol Cox lectures Wednesday
By: Staff report
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At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 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. 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 a long-lasting contribution to Northern California’s colorful past, from mining to timber and from railroads to fisheries.

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 lecture in the board room on the first floor of the campus library, 5000 Rocklin Road. General admission is $5; students free. For more information, contact Joe Medeiros at