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

Yreka Western

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
1. Yreka Western Marker
Inscription. In response to the decision of the Southern Pacific Company to bypass Yreka and run its mainline through Shasta Valley, the Yreka Railroad was built and commenced operations January 9, 1889.
In 1933 the railroad was incorporated as the Yreka Western Railroad. 1935 brought hard times which were overcome under the direction of O.G. Steele.
In 1986 the City of Yreka commenced the summer excursion train known as the Blue Goose and today Yreka Western continues to operate as a working railroad after over 100 years of service.

This plaque dedicated September 22, 1990
By the Humbug Chapter of E Clampus Vitus and the Siskiyou Historical Society

 
Erected 1990 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Siskiyou County Historical Societ.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 43.807′ N, 122° 37.876′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on East Center Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 370 East Center Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (approx.
Yreka Western Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
2. Yreka Western Marker
mile away); Site of Yreka Inn / Site of Dr. Daniel Ream Ranch (approx. mile away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. mile away); The Riddle Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gas Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nicholas T. Delean Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (approx. 0.3 miles away); 204 W. Miner St. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Yreka Western Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
3. Yreka Western Depot
Yreka Western Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
4. Yreka Western Depot
Yreka Western Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
5. Yreka Western Marker
 
 
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 227 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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