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Westwood in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Red River Bakery

1917

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Red River Bakery Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1917 by the Red River Lumber Co. as a bakery, it supplied 3 stores and the company cookhouse. It was famed for its biscuits (as in biscuits & gravy) that gave the loggers the fuel needed to build Westwood out of virgin timber. It has also housed the 1st GM dealership in the area, a 5 & dime store & credit union. Today it is the home of the Westwood Museum, a restaurant and Westwood Utility District.
 
Erected 2002 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8, Vigilante Outpost No. 1911.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 18.167′ N, 121° 0.046′ W. Marker is in Westwood, California, in Lassen County. Marker is on Ash Street (County Highway A21) south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Ash Street, Westwood CA 96137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westwood Firehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Bunyan
Red River Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. Red River Bakery Marker
(about 300 feet away); Lassen Trail - Westwood (about 300 feet away); Westwood (about 400 feet away); Boardinghouses (about 400 feet away); Westwood Club (about 600 feet away); Chuck’s Railroad Room (about 600 feet away); Westwood Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westwood.
 
Westwood Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. Westwood Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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