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Near Junction City in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Cañon City

1851 – 1891

 
 
Site of Cañon City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Site of Cañon City Marker
Inscription.  Cañon City was established in 1851 and in 1852 had a pop. of 800. The town had a blacksmith shop, two stores, two hotels, one temperance hall, one bakery, two billiard saloons, two express houses, two saw mills, post office, and a one-room school. In 1891 most of the town moved upstream to Dedrick where new strikes of gold were mad.
 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter No. 62.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 40° 49.793′ N, 123° 3.205′ W. Marker is near Junction City, California, in Trinity County. Marker is on Canyon Creek Road, 8.3 miles north of California Route 229, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8690 Canyon Creek Road, Junction City CA 96048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedrick (approx. 3 miles away); Junction City Centennial (approx. 6.9 miles away); The La Grange Mine
Site of Cañon City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Site of Cañon City Marker
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(approx. 7 miles away); Moving Mountains... (approx. 7 miles away); Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site (approx. 8.7 miles away); Site of First Cabin (approx. 8.9 miles away); Trinity County Courthouse (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Old Courthouse (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction City.
 
Monitor or Giant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
3. Monitor or Giant
This giant was used on the Apple Tree PMC [?] at Cañon City, CA
 
 
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 406 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 27, 2023