This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise,
back to the land oral histories of Mendocino County.
Today we’ll be hearing from Karen Rizzolo of Potter Valley.
Karen came to Potter Valley in 1975 with her future first husband, Don Buickerood.
She was 21.
Like thousands of young folks around the United States,
they’d been poring over issues of Mother Earth News,
looking for a place in the country they could call home.