Whiskeytown in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The investment paid off. With a franchise obtained from the state of California, Camden collected tolls for 50 years from travelers going between Shasta and Weaverville.
Erected by Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
Location. 40° 39.833′ N, 122° 38.143′ W. Marker is in Whiskeytown, California, in Shasta County. Touch for map. Marker is located just east of the foot bridge on the site of the Toll Bridge at the Tower House Historic District. Marker is in this post office area: Whiskeytown CA 96095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camden House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower House Historic District (about 500 feet away); French Gulch (approx. 2½ miles away); French Gulch Hotel E. Franck & Co. (approx. 2½ miles away); French Gulch Lodge (approx. 2.6 miles away); I.O.O.F. Lodge #75 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Central Valley Project (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whiskeytown.
More about this marker. Also see: Tower House Historic District marker for additional information.
1. Charles Camden
Charles Camden was born in Aston Magna Worcestershire, England, on January 29, 1817. On October 1, 1834, at age 17, he arrived in New York.. In eventually landed in San Francisco on October 2, 1849 after spending time in Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana and 18 months in Chile. In California, Mr. Camden was engaged in mining as the owner of the “Iron Mountain Mine”. He also built stores in Shasta County along with being credited for building the "Camden Turnpike" from Shasta to the Tower House, water ditches, and a saw mill for lumber supply.
— Submitted October 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.