Etna in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hallie Daggett: Sophisticated Lady and Hardy Pioneer
Hallie was the first woman in the nation to serve as a U.S. Forest Service Fire lookout. She was hired by the Klamath National Forest in 1913 and served at the Eddy Gulch Lookout for 15 years. She was the daughter of John and Alice Daggett, a pioneer family. Her father was a successful miner and also served as California’s Lieutenant Governor and Superintendent of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco.
This rustic home was built in Etna in 1951 on a Main Street lot next to her sister Leslie’s home. She lived in this house until her death in 1964. Her home was donated to the City of Etna by the Rosemary Holsinger family in 1993.
The City of Etna, through a volunteer citizen’s committee, moved the cabin to the city park and developed this historical interpretive site which was completed in 1996. This project was identified in the Etna Community Action plan and was funded by grants from the U.S. Forest Service under President Bill Clinton’s Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative, and from
Location. 41° 27.527′ N, 122° 53.952′ W. Marker is in Etna, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Howell Road near Center Street and Diggles Road. Touch for map. This marker is located near the entrance to Johnson-Joss Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Howell Road, Etna CA 96027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hudson Bay Trail (a few steps from this marker); Johnson - Joss Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Senator Randolph Collier (approx. ¼ mile away); I.O.O.F. Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); This land of ‘Siskiyou’... (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Etna (approx. 0.3 miles away); Etna Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen H. Meek (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Etna.
Also see . . . Hallie Morse Daggett - about.com. "One of my pet dreams had always been of a log cabin, and here was an ideal one - indoors as cozy as could be wished, while outdoors - was a grander dooryard than any estate in the land could boast, (Submitted on July 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
1. Personal Note
My wife and I searched for a geocache at this cabin and enjoyed the history of this cabin and woman, Hallie Daggett.
— Submitted December 1, 2017, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.