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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 36.012′ N, 122° 32.143′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Whiskeytown CA 96095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, 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). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,938 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.