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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crescent City, California

 
Clickable Map of Del Norte County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Del Norte County, CA (20) Humboldt County, CA (132) Siskiyou County, CA (167) Curry County, OR (22) Josephine County, OR (36)  DelNorteCounty(20) Del Norte County (20)  HumboldtCounty(132) Humboldt County (132)  SiskiyouCounty(167) Siskiyou County (167)  CurryCountyOregon(22) Curry County (22)  JosephineCounty(36) Josephine County (36)
Crescent City is the county seat for Del Norte County
Crescent City is in Del Norte County
      Del Norte County (20)  
ADJACENT TO DEL NORTE COUNTY
      Humboldt County (132)  
      Siskiyou County (167)  
      Curry County, Oregon (22)  
      Josephine County, Oregon (36)  
 
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1California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — 951 — Battery Point Lighthouse
The Battery Point Lighthouse is one of the first lighthouses on the California Coast. Rugged mountains and unbridged rivers meant coastal travel was essential for the economic survival of this region. In 1855 Congress appropriated $15,000 for . . . Map (db m101692) HM
2California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — 545 — Camp Lincoln
A United States military post was established here September 12, 1862 by the men of Company G, 2nd Regiment, Infantry, California Volunteers, to keep peace between the Indians and the miners and settlers of northwestern California. It was abandoned . . . Map (db m176820) HM
3California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Crescent City Tsunami, 1964
During the evening of March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake shook Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula heavily damaging Anchorage, located more than 60 miles away, and sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. About four hours later, on March 28, the . . . Map (db m114260) HM
4California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Dedication to Henry Sause, Jr.
1.76 Acres of this parkland have been donated by the family of Henry Sause, Jr. Who, with his brothers, Curt and Paul, pioneered the transportation of forest products by tug and barge. From 1949 to 1962, Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Company moved in . . . Map (db m92063) HM
5California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — National Tribute Grove5000 Acres — Largest World War II Memorial in the United States —
–top plaque– This Unit of 500 Acres in the National Tribute Grove is Preserved Through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution To Honor Those Who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in World . . . Map (db m122130) WM
6California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — 645 — Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon
Constructed in 1858, this was the route of the Crescent City Turnpike. Following the present Elk Valley Road to Old Camp Lincoln, it then crossed the ridge, forded Smith River to low divide, and continued to Jacksonville, Oregon, by way of various . . . Map (db m176819) HM
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7California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Redwood National ParkUNESCO World Heritage Site
Through the collective recognition of the Community of Nations expressed within the Principles of the Convention concerning Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Redwood National Park has been designated a World Heritage . . . Map (db m182011) HM
8California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Remembering Billy Boone
The monument you are looking at is dedicated to Billy Boone. But who was Billy Boone? Former newspaper publisher Wally Griffin, remembers him as a "promoter" of Del Norte County, but most people who remember him recall that he was instrumental in . . . Map (db m92062) HM
9California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — 497 — S.S. Emidio
Nearby are portions of the hull of the General Petroleum Corporation tanker S.S. Emidio, which on December 20, 1941 became the first casualty of the Imperial Japanese Navy's submarine force action on California's Pacific Coast. The ship was attacked . . . Map (db m143397) HM WM
10California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail
Discovery the unique features of an old-growth redwood forest. Welcome to the Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail! You are in the midst of an ancient redwood forest. Here, you will see trees of many ages that create a multi-layered forest ceiling or . . . Map (db m87814)
11California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Simpson-Reed Grove
Simpson-Reed Grove for the perpetual enjoyment of all--This grove was presented to the State of California by the Simpson Timber Company in memory of Mark E. Reed, its president from 1914 to 1955.Map (db m87815) HM
12California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — St. George Reef Lighthouse
. . . Map (db m192393) HM
13California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Tetrapod
These giant jacks are used to protect harbors from damaging current. As waves hit the tetrapods, the force of the water is dissipated by the curve of the legs. There are 1630 tetrapods on the ocean side of the Crescent City breakwater. There are . . . Map (db m181238) HM
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14California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — The Metcalf Grove
This grove is given to the State of California for the preservation of these ancient trees by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf of Rhode Island.Map (db m1510) HM
15California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — 649 — Tolowa Indian Settlements
At the time of white contact the principal villages of the native Tolowa Indians of northern Del Norte County were located at Battery Point in Crescent City (Ta'atun), Pebble Beach (Meslteltun), south of Point St. George (Tatintun), and north of . . . Map (db m164583) HM
16California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Tsunami !
The townspeople of Crescent City slumbered peacefully in the late-night hours of March 28, 1964 - tragically unaware of a catastrophe at their doorstep. Earlier whipped into fury by a devastating Alaskan earthquake, seismic waves raced . . . Map (db m183645) HM
17California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Tsunamis are Synonymous With Crescent CitySurge Depth Here: 7.75 Feet
Thirty-seven tsunamis have been observed or recorded on the North Coast since the first tide gauge was installed in Crescent City in 1933. All but five were tele-tsunamis (the source was far away). Crescent City, known as "Tsunami Central,” has . . . Map (db m183655) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022