Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Yreka

 
 
Yreka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
1. Yreka Marker
Inscription.
Founded in March 1851 with the discovery of Gold in the nearby “flats”, Yreka quickly became the commercial and transportation hub for the surrounding communities and mining camps. Yreka’s tents and shanties gave way to more substantial commercial and residential buildings seen on West Miner and Third Streets which remain as tangible evidence of the town’s 19th century regional prominence.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 901
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Yreka, September 1, 1977.

 
Erected 1977 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Yreka. (Marker Number CHL 901.)
 
Location. 41° 43.902′ N, 122° 38.19′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street near South Broadway Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 204 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); Jennie B. Nichols Building (a few steps from this marker); The Colton Theater Building
Yreka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
2. Yreka Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (a few steps from this marker); W.W. Powers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugo Miller Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilbert Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Yreka.
 
Also see . . .  A History of Early Yreka, California - Yreka Chamber of Commerce. With so many gold-seekers already in California due to the ’49 gold rush, it wasn’t long before word got out, and within six weeks of Thompson’s discovery there were 2000 miners on Yreka flats. In those early days it was known simply as Thompson’s Dry Diggings, and was basically a huge camp full of transient gold miners. (Submitted on November 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Miner Street, Yreka, California image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Miner Street, Yreka, California
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement