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

Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town

 
 
Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town Marker
Inscription.  “Drove into town (Yreka) and a mighty town it is... several very good brick buildings. ...nothing can be bought here for less than two bits, a loaf of bread that use to cost five cents is 25, salt 25 per lb.” George McCowen, Sep 1, 1854
 
Erected 2008 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number Y-20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Trails West Inc., and the Yreka Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1851.
 
Location. 41° 44.183′ N, 122° 38.839′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Yama Street and Discovery Street, on the right when traveling west on Yama Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Yama Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson’s Dry Diggings (here, next to this marker); First Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library Building
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(approx. half a mile away); Chamberlain-Stimmel Building (approx. half a mile away); Witherill Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peters & DeWitt Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Peters & DeWitt Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Witherill/Winckler Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Discovery Park, bordered by Yama Street, Discovery Street and Park Place.
 
Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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