Lucy, or how this came to be, part 2

I learned about Lucy Romero after I stumbled upon an historic inquest record in the basement of our county courthouse.  Lucy had been brutally murdered with a hatchet in 1862 and the inquest had been called to uncover the killers. 

In the weeks leading up to her murder, rumors had been floating around Arcata that she was in danger.  Her landlord, Sarah Preston,  urged her to leave the area, as did Sarah’s father, Findley Lindsey.  Lucy said she had no where else to go.  No where safe to hide.   

Learning about Lucy solidified the journey that lead me here.  And so the journey continues…

4 Responses to Lucy, or how this came to be, part 2

  1. Kym says:

    I can’t wait to read more about Lucy. You should put up some stuff from the transcription you did.

  2. lynette77 says:

    I will definitely do that. Hopefully today…

  3. Katie Shaw says:

    that was such an interesting and sad story. i am yurok native american as well and it’s good to find the truth. thank you. canktwait to read more.

    • lynette77 says:

      Hi Katie,
      I am glad you found the site. There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not sharing this info does anybody any good, and I would love to get your perspective as a tribal member. I encourage you to add your thoughts at any time !

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