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This is known as the first log house in Yreka. Built about 1953.
Dedicated to the
Memory of Pioneer Stage Drivers
1854 · "Knights of the Whip" · 1887
To the pioneers of stage and team · Who blazed this trail and crossed this stream · To you whose courage led you on …
In commemoration of prospectors, miners & their settlements along Humbug Creek - Frenchtown (Mowry's Flat), Humbug, Humbug City, Riderville (Plugtown) & Freetown. The Howlin Wilderness Saloon, immortalized by Joaquin Miller, was located here.
Near this spot in 1851 Frogtown was founded. It became the center of trade for the miners working on the nearby flats and gulches. When the Oregon Stage Road was made the town was moved to higher ground and in 1852 was renamed Hawkinsville. In 185…
In response to the decision of the Southern Pacific Company to bypass Yreka and run its mainline through Shasta Valley, the Yreka Railroad was built and commenced operations January 9, 1889. In 1933 the railroad was incorporated as the Yreka Weste…
On this site sat Siskiyou County High SchoolThe three story brick structure opened its doors to eighteen students on Sept. 5, 1893, and served until Oct. 3, 1916, when it burned. It was replace in 1918 with a larger two story stucco structure. (Co…
"Drove into town (Yreka) and a mighty town it is... several very good brick buildings. ...nothing can be bought here for less than two bits, a loaf of bread that use to cost five cents is 25, salt 25 per lb." George McCowen, Sep 1, 1854
Gold was discovered here in March, 1851 by Abraham Thompson, member of a party which was enroute (sic) from Oregon to Scott Bar. Following a heavy rain storm, particles of gold in the roots of grass pulled up by pack animals caused Thompson to was…
Purpose: gold mining. Used from 1890 to 1906. Cast by Joshua Hendy Iron Works. Operated for years at Red Mill Mine, near mouth of Know Nothing Creek. Near 500 foot head of water. Packed to mine by Bennett Co. pack train.
Donated by Nelson Benn…
Two related markers on opposite sides of the same 'board'.
Site of Yreka Inn 1925-1975Stopping place for the "Rich and Famous" mid-way between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco
.Built in 1925 by L.L. WeaverPurchased in 1947 byGeorge "Shorty…