“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Junction City in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


Dedrick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Dedrick Marker
Inscription.  A mining town was settled here on Corral Bar in 1890, and named after Chloride Mine locator Dan C. Dedrick. The post office was established May 4, 1891. By 1902 the town boasted a school, 2 stores, 2 hotels, a restaurant, lodging house, livery, assay house, 3 saloons and many homes. 200 men were employed in the mines in the area including Buck’s Ranch, Ralston, Annie, Maple, Mason-Thayer, Chloride-Bailey and the Globe. The Globe assayed at $750 per ton Sept. 20, 1890. The Globe and the Chloride used tramline buckets to bring ore to the two mills on Canyon Creek. The 40 stamp Globe mill was 20 stories tall. Mining activity slowed by the mid-1920’s with the lack of ore. Dedrick faded, and the post office closed December 31, 1941.
Erected 1994 by Leonard Morris Family and E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter #62.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1891.
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40° 52.241′ N, 123° 1.881′ W. Marker is in Junction City, California, in Trinity County. Marker is on Canyon Creek Road. This marker is approximately 11.1 miles up Canyon Creek Road from the Highway 229 intersection, beyond the "End County Road" sign. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction City CA 96048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Cañon City (approx. 3 miles away); Bagdad (approx. 8½ miles away); Moving Mountains... (approx. 9.3 miles away); The La Grange Mine (approx. 9.3 miles away); Junction City Centennial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site (approx. 10½ miles away); The Old Courthouse (approx. 10½ miles away); Site of First Cabin (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction City.
Also see . . .  Dedrick - California Ghosttown. I see very little seems to be known about Dedrick. When I was a young lad growing up in Weaverville I had occassion to go fishing in Canyon Creek that runs by Dedrick. I cannot remember the year, sometime in the fifties, nineteen, that is, I remember the old shack that housed a bar. - John Hanlon (Submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
Dedrick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Dedrick Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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