Etna in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Etna
In 1854 a flour mill was erected a mile away and named the Aetna Mills. A town also grew around it. In the winter of 1861-62 it was destroyed by a flood and the remaining businesses moved to Rough and Ready Mill, including the post office which kept the name Aetna Mills.
By an act of the State Legislature in 1878 the official name became Etna. The post office had dropped the name Aetna Mills by 1924.
Erected by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Eschscholtzia Parlor No, 112.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 41° 27.777′ N, 122° 53.831′ W. Marker is in Etna, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Howell Avenue near Collier Way, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 Howell Avenue, Etna CA 96027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hudson Bay Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson - Joss Memorial Park Hallie Daggett: Sophisticated Lady and Hardy Pioneer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Senator Randolph Collier (approx. 0.4 miles away); This land of ‘Siskiyou’... (approx. half a mile away); Stephen H. Meek (approx. ¾ mile away); John Daggett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hallie Morse Daggett (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Etna.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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