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The Seventh Year

Organizational Meeting, Shire of the Golden Rivers -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
January 20, 1973

From The Page (January, 1973):

The prospective Province of Golden Rivers, to be located in the Sacramento area, will hold an organizational meeting on Saturday, January 13, at (address omitted), by David and Sheryl White, the prospective Seneschals-designates for the province. They can be reached at (phone omitted). All in the area are invited, nay, beseeched to attend.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the home of the new Seneschal, David of Castlewhyte. Cheryl of Whyte Castle was the Chatelaine, and deputy Seneschal. Anne of the Golden City was Mistress of Arts. Curt of Rosecastle was the herald. Sometime later David of Castlewhyte put out a three page flyer giving the names of the members of the Shire, the shire’s and Kingdom’s officers, and details of the April revel.

“David and Cheryl were nice people. I seem to remember that Verena attended the organizational meeting incognito so as to not disturb the natural flow of the event. Perhaps she could comment. David and Cheryl eventually went on to other things but I do remember when I knew them, she was decorating one of the walls of her living room with a very nice medieval mural.” – Steven MacEanruig

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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