Etna in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Etna
In 1854 a flour mill was erected a mile away and named the Aetna Mills. A town also grew around it. In the winter of 1861-62 it was destroyed by a flood and the remaining businesses moved to Rough and Ready Mill, including the post office which kept the name Aetna Mills.
By an act of the State Legislature in 1878 the official name became Etna. The post office had dropped the name Aetna Mills by 1924.
Erected by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Eschscholtzia Parlor No, 112.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 41° 27.777′ N, 122° 53.831′ W. Marker is in Etna, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 Howell Avenue, Etna CA 96027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hudson Bay Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson - Joss Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hallie Daggett: Sophisticated Lady and Hardy Pioneer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Senator Randolph Collier (approx. 0.4 miles away); I.O.O.F. Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); This land of ‘Siskiyou’... (approx. half a mile away); Etna Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen H. Meek (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Etna.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.