City of Etna

City of Etna (HM1BYX)

Location: Etna, CA 96027 Siskiyou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 27.777', W 122° 53.831'

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The city of Etna began in 1853 with the construction of a sawmill. In 1855 a flour mill was built and named Rough and Ready Mill. Stores, a hotel and schools were established by 1858.

In 1854 a flour mill was erected a mile away and named the Aetna Mills. A town also grew around it. In the winter of 1861-62 it was destroyed by a flood and the remaining businesses moved to Rough and Ready Mill, including the post office which kept the name Aetna Mills.

By an act of the State Legislature in 1878 the official name became Etna. The post office had dropped the name Aetna Mills by 1924.
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Placed ByNative Daughters of the Golden West, Eschscholtzia Parlor No, 112
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [2] DOUG HALVORSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 508586 N 4590156
Decimal Degrees41.46295000, -122.89718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.777', W 122° 53.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 46.6200" N, 122° 53' 49.8600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Howell Ave, Etna CA 96027, US
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