Double Book-Signing in Stonyford


Authors Josie Smith, Roy Stewart, and Joyce Bond met at the Stonyford Museum, on March 4, 2018, to exchange and autograph their creations.

Smith is a resident of Chico and co-author of “Conversations with the Past” with David Brown, Nancy Leek, and Ron Womack.

Stewart and Bond are co-authors of “75 Years and Counting: A History of the Stony Creek Horsemen’s Association and the Stonyford Rodeo and Parade.”

Also present at the book signing were Jeff Applegate, Stonyford Librarian, and Arno Martini, President of the Sacramento Valley Museum in Williams.

Smith presented Applegate with a copy of her book, as a donation to the library in Stonyford, which is a branch of the Colusa County Public Library system.

Stewart and Bond also presented Martini a copy of their book, as a donation to the Sacramento Valley Museum.

“75 Years and Counting” is published by the Stony Creek Horsemen’s Association, Inc., and can be purchased at the Stonyford General Store, in Stonyford; Susan’s Country Cuts, in Elk Creek, Willows Hardware, in Willows, or by contacting Roy Stewart at Book price is $25, plus $4 shipping and handling for mail orders.

“Conversations with the Past” is published by the Association of Northern California Historical Research, in Chico. This association tries to publish a book about local history once a year; this is their 2017 book. The book retails for $16.95 plus tax ($1.23) and can be purchased directly from their website ( or by calling (530) 636-0778. It is also available at the following locations: ABC Books, 950 Mangrove Ave. and The Bookstore, 118 Main Street; both in Chico; Ellis A&E Reproductive Supplies and Service, 3035 Esplanade, Chico; 2030 Market Street and  859 Mistletoe Lane, both in Redding; Discount Books, 1515 Myers Street and The Bookworm, 2310 Montgomery Street; both in Oroville; My Girlfriend’s Closet, 6141 Skyway and Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Road; both in Paradise; Butte County Historical Society, 1749 Spencer Avenue and Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln Street; both in Oroville; Gridley Museum, 601 Kentucky Street, Gridley.■

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