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

City of Etna

 
 
City of Etna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2013
1. City of Etna Marker
Inscription. The city of Etna began in 1853 with the construction of a sawmill. In 1855 a flour mill was built and named Rough and Ready Mill. Stores, a hotel and schools were established by 1858.

In 1854 a flour mill was erected a mile away and named the Aetna Mills. A town also grew around it. In the winter of 1861-62 it was destroyed by a flood and the remaining businesses moved to Rough and Ready Mill, including the post office which kept the name Aetna Mills.

By an act of the State Legislature in 1878 the official name became Etna. The post office had dropped the name Aetna Mills by 1924.
 
Erected by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Eschscholtzia Parlor No, 112.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.777′ N, 122° 53.831′ W. Marker is in Etna, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Howell Avenue near Collier Way, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 Howell Avenue, 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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson - Joss Memorial Park
City of Etna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2013
2. City of Etna Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hallie Daggett: Sophisticated Lady and Hardy Pioneer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Senator Randolph Collier (approx. 0.4 miles away); This land of ‘Siskiyou’... (approx. half a mile away); Stephen H. Meek (approx. ¾ mile away); John Daggett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hallie Morse Daggett (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Etna.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Sculpture at the Entrance to Etna image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
3. Sculpture at the Entrance to Etna
Marker on the right.
Sculpture at the Entrance to Etna image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
4. Sculpture at the Entrance to Etna
Pharmacy image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
5. Pharmacy
Has an old time soda fountain, still in business
The Old Firehouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
6. The Old Firehouse
Now serves as a museum.
IOOF Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
7. IOOF Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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