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

The Weed Arch

To the City of Weed from the People of Its Community

 
 
The Weed Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 20, 2013
1. The Weed Arch Marker
Inscription.  
The Arch is the strongest form of architecture known to Man.

This steel arch replaces the original concrete arch first erected on this site in 1922. Due to the lack of maintenance over the years, surface cracks appeared. Because there were no blueprints of it the City felt it unsafe. The arch was torn down in 1963. It took over three weeks to remove by torch as the arch was built with steel railroad track throughout!

This landmark is our community's commitment in welcoming those who visit our area and establishes a physical symbol of our unity.

Humanity and camaderie identify those individuals, groups, businesses and service clubs whose vision and unselfish donations erected this monument.

May 29, 1989
 
Erected 1989 by The People of Weed.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & Viaducts. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1989.
 
Location. 41° 25.327′ N, 122° 23.122′ W. Marker is in Weed, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Main
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Street and South Weed Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weed CA 96094, 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. Welcome to the Weed Centennial Plaza / Abner Weed — City Founder (approx. 0.4 miles away); Order Sons of Italy World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sullaway Stage Stop (approx. 7.4 miles away); Mount Shasta (approx. 8.3 miles away); Mt. Shasta Herald (approx. 8.4 miles away); Strawberry Valley Stage Station (approx. 8.4 miles away); Berryvale Post Office (approx. 8˝ miles away); Dwinnell Dam (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weed.
 
The Weed Arch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 20, 2013
2. The Weed Arch
The marker is visible here mounted to the base of the right-most arch support.
The Weed Arch - night view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 19, 2013
3. The Weed Arch - night view
Historic Weed Mural - just down Main Street from the Arch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 20, 2013
4. Historic Weed Mural - just down Main Street from the Arch
Arch, Gas Station & Mountain, Weed, California: ca. 1930 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, circa 1930
5. Arch, Gas Station & Mountain, Weed, California: ca. 1930
Image courtesy of the Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum.
Arch, Gas Station & Mountain, Weed, California: 2013 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 20, 2013
6. Arch, Gas Station & Mountain, Weed, California: 2013
The arch (and marker) are, per the benchmark mounted directly below the marker, at 3,448 feet above sea level. Mount Shasta, visible in the background, rises to an elevation of 14,179 feet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 25, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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