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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching

 
 
Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavillion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
1. Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavillion Marker
Inscription.
Side A
Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion
Near this location on July 3, 1926,
Moonlit Oaks Open Air Dance Platform
Opened, hosting dances most Saturday
Nights. Pints of illicit spirits were obtained.
From the man in the parking lot with the
Many-pocketed long black overcoat. In
Those days, dancing was a major social and
Entertainment event. World War II and post
War lifestyle changes brought an end to the
Grand age of open air dance pavilions, and
The demise of Moonlit Oaks.

Side B
Clyde Johnson Lynching
Near this spot at 3:00 AM August 3, 1935 Clyde Johnson, native of Alabama, was lynched by a yet unknown group of masked men for the murder of Dunsmuir Chief of Police Frank R. (Jack) Daw, after robbing Padula's Bar in Castella, Shasta Co. of $35.00
 
Erected 2012 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Umpqua Joe Outpost 1859.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 42.24′ N, 122° 38.756′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Moonlit Oaks Avenue west of South Main Street, on the right when traveling
Clyde Johnson Lynching image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 14, 2014
2. Clyde Johnson Lynching
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Moonlit Oaks Avenue, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynching (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Greenhorn (approx. 0.8 miles away); No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Randolph Collier (approx. 1.9 miles away); Clampers Meeting Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Yreka Western (approx. 2 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 2 miles away); Yreka (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavillion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
3. Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavillion Marker
Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavillion Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 15, 2014
4. Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavillion Marker (Rear)
Unless you are waiting for a bus, you might not notice that a small commemorative marker is mounted on the other side of the base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.   3. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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