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

Lynching

 
 
Lynching Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
1. Lynching Marker
Missing marker's base.
Inscription.  Untitled marker
Near this spot at 3:00 a.m. August 3, 1935 Clyde Johnson, native of Alabama, was lynched by a yet unknown group of masked men for the murder of Dunsmuir police chief Frank E. (Jack) Daw after robbing Padula’s bar in Castella, Shasta Co. of $35.00. This monument dedicated August 3, 1991 by Humbug Chapter 73, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Erected 1991 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 42.219′ N, 122° 38.731′ W. Marker was in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker was on Fort Jones Road near Moonlit Oaks Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1801 Fort Jones Road, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Greenhorn (approx. 0.8 miles away); No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant (approx. 1˝ miles away); Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End (approx. 1.6 miles away); Randolph Collier (approx. 1.9 miles away); Clampers Meeting Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Yreka Western (approx. 2 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been reported found, mounted on the back of the Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion base.
 
Lynching Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
2. Lynching Marker
Despite the sign to the contrary the Boston Shaft Restaurant is closed.
Lynching Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2015
3. Lynching Marker
The marker has now been place on the back of the Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion base. The Boston Shaft Restaurant, the markers former location, is in the background.
Lynching Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2015
4. Lynching Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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