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Whiskeytown in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A Matter of Progress

Whiskeytown Lake

 
 
A Matter of Progress Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
1. A Matter of Progress Marker
Photo Caption: Some 200 Whiskeytown-area residents still lived here when dam construction began in 1959. Their properties were purchased, a cemetery relocated, and the Whiskeytown post office and store moved to high ground.
Inscription. In the mid to late 1800’s you would have traveled here by horseback, mule train, stagecoach, or on foot. The rough road that would have led you here continued into the valley, now filled with Whiskeytown Lake. It passed near mining camps along Clear Creek and through the small towns of Whiskeytown, Oak Bottom, and Grizzly Gulch. You might have stayed at Mix’s Hotel, Oak Bottom House, or Brown’s House. There you were certain to find a hearty meal, a strong drink, and a livery stable.

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 Progress Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, February 26, 2013
2. A Matter of Progress Marker
This marker is seen on the left.
, measured as the crow flies. 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
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesNatural ResourcesNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Whiskeytown Lake Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, February 26, 2013
3. Whiskeytown Lake
Close-Up of Photo on Marker - Whiskeytown Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
4. Close-Up of Photo on Marker - Whiskeytown
The inlaid photo is of a classroom with the caption of “Children attended elementary school in Whiskeytown beginning in 1855.”
The Relocated Whiskeytown Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
5. The Relocated Whiskeytown Cemetery
Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
6. Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam
Whiskeytown Lake Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
7. Whiskeytown Lake
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,807 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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