History: Formed in February 1971 in El Monte, CA. Maire Aislinge was the Seneschal. Debreceni Illona was her deputy. William of the Highlands was the Master of Sciences (?).
Location: El Monte, CA (according to the Caid Wiki, the San Gabriel Valley, CA).
Original history shown above is mentioned in the info below. However, there is a little information on the Caidan Wiki, at Canton of Naess.
They note the group was founded February, 1971, disbanded "prior to June, 1974". This group eventually became a part of the now Barony of Gyldenholt. There is a note that states "This may have been the first canton in the SCA."
Description of the history of this branch,
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