Often called the world’s smallest mountain range, the Sutter Buttes are an unforgettable site in Northern California. Named after one of California’s historic figures, John Sutter, these mountains are surrounded by rice farms and ranches. This cluster of mountain peaks was said to have factored in to folklore and traditions of Native Americans who inhabited the area, including the Maidu people.
Author Michael Hubbartt (above) conducts educational programs about the Buttes and was recognized with a Spirit of Freedom Award sponsored by the Marysville Appeal-Democrat for his dedication to the environment. He has collected images for this volume from the Community Memorial Hospital of Sutter County, the Sutter County Historical Society, neighboring libraries and many local families.
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Protecting the Landscape: Video blog post
Michael Hubbartt describes the important role family farmers and ranchers have played in preserving the icon of the Sacramento Valley.
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