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The Rural Stories Project is documenting the stories of the people living in Hayfork, CA. A tiny community in Trinity County, CA, Hayfork was a logging town thrown into economic and social turmoil following the collapse of the timber industry in the early 90s.

This project will capture the stories of people who lived in Hayfork during the collapse of the industry, sharing their experiences about what it was like to live through economic and social collapse, how they survived it, and what happened next.

Explore below to find conversations about what happened, what it was like, about politics, and about the town, and what happened next.