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

Yreka

 
 
Yreka Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
1. Yreka Marker
Inscription.  
Founded in March 1851 with the discovery of Gold in the nearby “flats”, Yreka quickly became the commercial and transportation hub for the surrounding communities and mining camps. Yreka’s tents and shanties gave way to more substantial commercial and residential buildings seen on West Miner and Third Streets which remain as tangible evidence of the town’s 19th century regional prominence.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 901
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Yreka, September 1, 1977.

 
Erected 1977 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Yreka. (Marker Number 901.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1851.
 
Location. 41° 43.902′ N, 122° 38.19′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West
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Miner Street near South Broadway Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 West Miner 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. 204 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); Jennie B. Nichols Building (a few steps from this marker); The Colton Theater Building (a few steps from this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (a few steps from this marker); W.W. Powers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugo Miller Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilbert Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Yreka Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
2. Yreka Marker
Miner Street, Yreka, California image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer
3. Miner Street, Yreka, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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