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Montague in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Montague

 
 
Montague Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
1. Montague Marker
Inscription. On January 17, 1887 L.D. Norton, Assistant Engineer for the Southern Pacific Company, began to layout this townsite named in honor of Samuel S. Montague who was Chief Engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad most noted for his skillful engineering of the transcontinental railroad from Sacramento to Promontory, Utah.
 
Erected 1975 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 43.652′ N, 122° 31.675′ W. Marker is in Montague, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of South 11th Street (California Route 3) and East Webb Street, on the left when traveling south on South 11th Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Railroad Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 South 11th Street, Montague CA 96064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yreka Chinese Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Yreka Western (approx. 5.3 miles away); Frogtown (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gas Works (approx. 5.5 miles away); Site of Yreka Inn / Site of Dr. Daniel Ream Ranch
Montague Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
2. Montague Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Riddle Building (approx. 5.6 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  City of Montague. Traveling in wagons, early immigrants settled in the Shasta Valley in the early 1850s. These early homesteaders staked out their land and made the area their home. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Statue in Railroad Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
3. Statue in Railroad Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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