Dr. Moody arrived in the Honey Lake Valley in 1861 from Massachusetts.
He established a drug store with a partner. Dr. Moody had many talents and besides being a druggist. He was a watchmaker, invented Moody's Sage Brush Liniment, and repaired guns and pistols. He also did taxonomy and pulled teeth. Dr. Moody had one daughter, Miss Opal Moody.
Another story goes as follows: "In 1862 a man named William Fox had been threatening to find Dr. Moody and shoot him on sight for a reason we do not know. Instead Dr. Moody found him first, shot him, then tended to his wounds! From then on Mr. Fox left him alone."
Cook, Fred S., Legends of Lassen County.
Fairfield, Asa. Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California. San Francisco. 1916
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