In 1883 Stephen Henderson Herrick of Grinnell, Iowa, first visited California where he experienced a series of unexpected incidents which eventually changed his life, the lives of his family members, and the history of the inland area of Southern California.
The story of Stephen Henderson Herrick and his activities in the Riverside area is, in itself, a journey through the history of the community’s early development.
About the Author
Joan Herrick Hall has been a resident of Riverside for 40 years. In 1932 she moved from San Francisco her birth place with her husband and two of their three sons. Her interest in local history soon developed with her affiliation with the Riverside Museum Associates and her subsequent term as its president.
In 1974, she was chairman of the Riverside Cultural Heritage Board, and she is currently chairman of the Riverside Municipal Museum Board and president of the Riverside Historical Society. Her other volunteer activities include long associations as a docent at the Riverside Municipal Museum, Heritage House and the Mission Inn. In addition she has written numerous articles of historical interest that have appeared in a variety of periodicals and has authored and co-authored several books.