After traveling out from Oakland to visit among the churches in northern California through the early winter months of 1881/1882, Ellen decided that she would make Healdsburg her California headquarters. She and James had built a home on a little farm on West Dry Creek Road, about three miles (five kilometers) from the village, and she still owned it. So on Thursday, February 23, 1882, her personal belongings and some furniture arrived from Oakland and were moved into the little home on the farm.

But as the home on West Dry Creek Road was several miles from the town of Healdsburg, and she wanted to be closer to the college, early in August she bought a two-story house on Powell Street, which bordered the town. When she was on the West Coast, this was her home until she went to Australia in 1891.

Date start: 1882-02-07 00:00:00
Date end: 1882-08-31 00:00:00