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A local Glenn County boy, Ruland Hardy, Jr., graduated from Orland High School in 1937. He and 12 other men from Glenn County headed to Sacramento to voluntarily enlist in the army in January 1941. At Ford Ord in Monterey he was assigned with the 75th Field Artillery Battalion Company “C.” His story as a “horse soldier” is the cover feature of this Fall 2023 edition of the historical journal, Wagon Wheels. Ruland Hardy, Jr. is the third soldier from the left, riding his horse and holding two reins on the left cassion. Photograph taken by L.S. Lewis.

~ Courtesy of Ruland Hardy, Jr. ~

Subject Indexes for Wagon Wheels

If you are doing research on, or looking for relatives who possibly resided in, Colusi County, then you might consider purchasing or viewing one of the Wagon Wheels Indexes. The documents are full name and subject indexes for all issues of Wagon Wheels.

Indexes 1 and 2 represent the period of 1954 – 2004, and are available for purchase only in hard copy format ($15 each). 

Indexes 3 – 5 represent the period of 2005 to present, are complimentary searchable files, and available online:

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Mini Subject Indexes for Wagon Wheels

Abbreviated indexes of Wagon Wheels list ONLY major topics of articles that have appeared in Wagon Wheels since the very first issue in 1951.  The Mini-Index can also be used as a searchable check sheet if one is collecting all back issues of Wagon Wheels.

Mini-Indexes 1 – 2 represent the period of 1951 through 2023, are complimentary searchable files, and are available online:

Wagon Wheels is a semi-annual publication of the Colusi County Historical Society. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, the deadlines are as follows:

Spring Deadline: March 1st

Fall Deadline: August 1st

If you have questions about ordering Wagon Wheels back issues, indexes, or submitting an article for publication, please contact the Editor, Dr. Gene Russell.