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

People of the Land

 
 
People of the Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2009
1. People of the Land Marker
Photo caption:
Using plant materials native to Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Atsugewi made these hand-woven baskets, honoring the traditions and skills passed down by their ancestors. The marker is near the entrance to the Loomis Museum
Inscription. The mountains of Lassen Volcanic National Park have been a sacred place of healing and strength to American Indians for more than a thousand years. The Atsugewi, Maidu, Yana, and Yahi tribes settled in the mountain foothills and spent their summers in camps in the high country. They fished, hunted, and gathered foods. They worshiped, raised children, and buried their loved ones here. Descendants of these tribes still live near the edges of the park today and still remain connected to the land.

In the 1820s fur traders penetrated Lassenís woods, and word about the region spread. Settlers arrived in earnest by the 1850s. Soon after, a railroad and dependable wagon roads came to the area. With access to distant markets lumberman, miners, cattlemen, and sheepherders began to flourish. Reports of Lassenís volcanic wonders brought scientists, and, soon after, tourists. And finally, following Lassen Peakís 1915 eruption, came a national park - a park for all people.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 32.724′ N, 121° 34.578′ W. Marker is in Shingletown, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Lassen Peak Highway (SR 89). Touch for map. The marker is located near the Lassen Volcanic National
Photo Taken Near the Loomis Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2009
2. Photo Taken Near the Loomis Museum
Park Visitor Center which is the Loomis Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Shingletown CA 96088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Crossroads Gateway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.9 miles away); Loomis Legacy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nobles Trail – Third Nobles Pass (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Lassen/The Noble Pass/The Park Highway (approx. 2.5 miles away); Nobles' Emigrant Trail (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hot Rock (approx. 6 miles away); Devastated Area (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shingletown.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Photo Taken Near the Loomis Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2009
3. Photo Taken Near the Loomis Museum
Photo Taken Near the Loomis Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2009
4. Photo Taken Near the Loomis Museum
Sign Located at the Entrance to the Park. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2009
5. Sign Located at the Entrance to the Park.
Loomis Museum - Lassen National Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2009
6. Loomis Museum - Lassen National Park Visitor Center
Photo on Display at the Loomis Museum image. Click for full size.
By Frank Loomis (Re-photo), June 14, 1914
7. Photo on Display at the Loomis Museum
Eruptions!
Capturing a Geological Moment
"To say that we were excited is putting it mildly...I spoiled a plate or two by not focusing properly. Then discovering the error, I took another view...I got my first good picture of a volcano in eruption."

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Photo taken inside the Loomis Museum image. Click for full size.
By Frank Loomis (Re-photo), June 14, 1914
8. Photo taken inside the Loomis Museum
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6, 7, 8. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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