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

Shingletown Store

 
 
Shingletown Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 7, 2011
1. Shingletown Store Marker
Inscription. Freeland's store was built by John and Jane Freeland in 1854. Jane was registered as a sole trader in 1861, in Sierra Township (Shingletown) in the businesses of stockraising, farming and hotel-keeping, with their sons Bradford and William. The store was sold to John McCarley and Al "The Banker" Smith. In 1871, McCarley & Smith built the first hotel of account and later bought the dry sawmill. The store sold everything from harness, tools, rigging, clothing, feed and grain, to steam tractors, until they sold in 1910. The building also housed a cafe, bar, and at times the post office, established June 24, 1874, McCarley as postmaster. The original building was torn down in 1966.

Dedicated July 25, 1998, by
Mt. Lassen Historical Society and
E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter #62

 
Erected 1998 by Mt. Lassen Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter #62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.557′ N, 121° 53.282′ W. Marker is in Shingletown, California, in Shasta County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 44 and Wilson Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on State
The Shingletown Store today image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 7, 2011
2. The Shingletown Store today
As noted on the marker, the original was demolished in 1966.
Highway 44. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31268 Highway 44, Shingletown CA 96088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nobles Emigrant Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noble’s Bungalow (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charlie’s Place (approx. 3.6 miles away); Nobles Trail – Charley’s Ranch (approx. 3.9 miles away); Manton Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hennessy House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Manton Schoolhouse (approx. 4.3 miles away); Nobles Trail – Junction (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shingletown.
 
Also see . . .  Shingletown got its name from shingle-making camps.... Redding.com's article (3/12/2010) on the history of Shingletown. On the Shingletown Store, "....The first Shingletown Store was built by John Freeland in 1854. In 1871, Freeland sold to John McCarley, who made improvements and took in Albert Smith as a partner and established the McCarley and Smith General Merchandise, Trading Post and Hotel. Their business became a very popular place. Its principal product was shakes; other products included dry goods, groceries, boots, shoes, clothing, wines, liquors and cigars. A saloon occupied
Shingletown Store Marker - wide view, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 7, 2011
3. Shingletown Store Marker - wide view, looking west
The marker is mounted on a stone monument by the flagpole, a couple hundred feet east of the Shingletown Store.
the back half of the store and the post office was, believe it or not, situated in a small alcove of the saloon. This store was a short distance from today's Shingletown Store. It was demolished in 1966."
(Submitted on October 21, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on October 21, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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