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

Coltonís Block

(Colton/Lauer/Wetzel Building)

ó 225, 227, 229 W. Miner St. ó

 
 
Coltonís Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Coltonís Block Marker
Inscription.  David D. Colton arrived in Yreka in 1851, mined for a time, established the Mountain News Herald, and at age 21 became the second Siskiyou County sheriff. His original 1853 hewed-log house on this site was replaced the same year by a brick structure known as the D.D. Colton Building. Although considerably altered in front, it stands today having survived the 1871 fire. E. Laurer (sic) and A. Wetzel were subsequent owners who operated clothing and general merchandise stores at different times. While under the ownership of Lauer, the second floor was occupied by the Union Printing Company, the new name for Coltonís newspaper.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 41° 43.91′ N, 122° 38.23′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. J.P. Smith & L. Rosenburg Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named J.P. Smith & L. Rosenburg Building (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Hall Building (a few steps from this marker); Hugo Miller Building (a few steps from this marker); Guilbert Building (within shouting distance of this marker); W.W. Powers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Livingston and Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleland and Hoyt Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Coltonís Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
2. Coltonís Block Marker
Highway Patrol Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
3. Highway Patrol Memorial plaque
Dedicated March 10, 1937
By Siskiyou County Squad
Lester – Steven

Dedicated by the
California
Highway Patrol
In Memory of
Steven S. Kent
Lester Quigley
Killed
In Line of Duty
March, 10, 1933


This memorial is located on the side of the building located on the corner of West Miner and 4th Street.
Highway Patrol Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
4. Highway Patrol Memorial plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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