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

Charles Bibend Building

Turner Hall

 

—329 W. Miner St. —

 
Charles Bibend Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Charles Bibend Building Marker
Inscription. Between 1956 and 1866 this building housed a general merchandise store, tin shop, and grocery business. Sometime before the turn-of-the-century, however, it became known as Turner Hall, meeting place for Yreka social and business groups. This included the Turnverien Club organized in the 1860s by a group of early pioneers who came to the area during the gold rush. (Turnerien is a German word for ‘athletic’ or ‘gymnastic.’) The Club arched the ceiling, put a new roof on the “Hall” and hung large chandeliers for lighting. Planners for the Yreka Western Railroad also met here from 1882-1890.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.922′ N, 122° 38.291′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Witherill/Winckler Building (a few steps from this marker); Bella Union Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Witherill Building (a few steps from this marker); Peters & DeWitt Building
Charles Bibend Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
2. Charles Bibend Building Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Peters & DeWitt Building (a few steps from this marker); Charles Peters Building (a few steps from this marker); Ruehle Building (a few steps from this marker); Wetzel Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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