Whiskeytown in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Matter of Progress
The towns here prospered from gold miners and travelers. But gold gave out and the railroad shifted traffic to nearby Redding. Still, some stayed on, right up to the building of the Whiskeytown Dam and Reservoir from 1959 – 1963.
Erected by Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - National Park Service.
Location. 40° 36.012′ N, 122° 32.143′ W. Marker is in Whiskeytown, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from Kennedy Memorial Drive. Click for map. Marker is located at the Whiskeytown Lake Visitors Center at the Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Whiskeytown CA 96095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker A Matter of Balance (here, next to this marker); The Glory Hole (here, next to this marker); Kennedy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Valley Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Baby's Grave (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shasta (approx. 2.3 miles away); Shasta County Court House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gallows (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Whiskeytown.
Also see . . .
1. Ghost Towns: Whiskeytown. (Submitted on December 14, 2008.)
2. Roots Web: John William Harrison – California Gold. This information tells of John William Harrison’s mining at Grizzly Gulch (Submitted on December 14, 2008.)
Additional keywords. Dams
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