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

Foundation of Catholic Basilica

Registered State Historical Landmark No 483

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
1. Foundation of Catholic Basilica Marker
Inscription.
Cornerstone laid on May 1857
by
Archbishop Joseph Alemany O.P.
Reverand Raphael Rinaldi, Pastor

 
Location. 40° 35.561′ N, 122° 29.324′ W. Marker is in Shasta, California, in Shasta County. Touch for map. Marker is at the intersection of Red Bluff Road and Crocker Alley. Marker is in this post office area: Shasta CA 96087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Litsch Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cold Storage Room (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southside Ruins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Western Star Lodge No. 2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Western Star Lodge No. 2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Noble’s Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Stage Drivers’ Plaque” (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Coyle-Foster Barn in its Heyday (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shasta.
 
Regarding Foundation of Catholic Basilica. The Registered California Historical Landmark description is:
Father Rinaldi's Foundation of 1856.
In the summer of 1853 Archbishop Alemany of San Francisco sent Father Florian Schwenninger to take over the mission of Shasta County. In the later part of 1853 a small
Foundation of Catholic Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
2. Foundation of Catholic Basilica Marker
wooden church was built. In 1855 Father Schwenninger moved over to Weaverville and Shasta's new priest, Father Raphael Rinaldi, decided to build a structure of cut stone to replace the small wooden church that had served since 1853. In 1857 the cornerstone of the church was laid, but for some reason its walls never rose, the foundation can still be seen (1963).
 
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Foundation of Catholic Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
3. Foundation of Catholic Basilica
Foundation of Catholic Basilica State Historical Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
4. Foundation of Catholic Basilica State Historical Landmark Directional Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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