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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shingletown, California
Location of Shingletown, California
► Shasta County (116) ► Lassen County (46) ► Modoc County (42) ► Plumas County (118) ► Siskiyou County (165) ► Tehama County (31) ► Trinity County (59)
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[Two markers, side-by-side, describe the events that created the Devastated Area.]
A Night to Remember
May 19, 1915
You are standing in the aftermath of the volcanic destruction known as the Devastated Area. . . . — — Map (db m58113) HM|
| Our guide [Mr. K.V. Bumpass,] after cautioning us to be careful where we stepped, that the surface was treacherous, suddenly concluded with Virgil that the “descent to Hell was easy” for stepping upon a slight inequality in the . . . — — Map (db m146201) HM|
|In 1849 Charles Ogburn built a road to this site from Fort Reading. Ogburn’s road later became part of the famed Noble Emigrant route. Ogburn built a cabin, planted orchards & later sold to his brother John in 1856. Charlie’s Place was popular for . . . — — Map (db m70348) HM|
|Following the May 1915 Lassen Peak eruptions, B.F. Loomis and other local residents discovered several massive hot rocks resting in the valley miles from the volcano. This hot rock is a piece of dacite lava that filled Lassen Peak’s crater. On May . . . — — Map (db m58114) HM|
|Inwood School was built in the summer of 1905. It was a one room school with one teacher who taught from first grade through the eighth grade.
The school was vacant for a few years while a new building was built at Black Butte Road. In 1958 the . . . — — Map (db m89138) HM|
|The enthusiasm, talent, and dedication of Benjamin F. Loomis helped bring a national park into existence. His legacy started with the photographs he took, which today still spark understanding and awe of Lassen Peak’s historic eruptive events. In . . . — — Map (db m58136) HM|
This tablet marks the route of those early pioneers who, in 1852, first went over
The Noble Pass
Linking the Humboldt – Nevada Road with Shasta and Northern California, and their road is . . . — — Map (db m58115) HM|
|On this site, in 1903, H.H. Noble, President of the Northern California Power Co., built a summer home using native rock from this bluff. The bungalow was destroyed by forest fire in 1917.
The nearby forebay lakes serving Volta Power House were . . . — — Map (db m58606) HM|
|In 1852, William H. Nobles located an easier and more direct route to California for gold-seekers and pioneers heading west. Nobles Trail contributed importantly to the development of Northern California and led to additional transportation routes. . . . — — Map (db m58138) HM|
|Pioneered by William Nobles, this trail linked the Applegate Trail in Nevada to the Northern Sacramento Valley. During the 1850s and 60s, several thousand emigrants used this trail in their migration from the eastern United States. — — Map (db m58473) HM|
|This site was an early stopping place for emigrants using the Nobles Trail and became a stage and freighting station established by William W. L. Smith in 1858. Site of Foot of the Mountain Station is one mile north of Dersch Road. — — Map (db m149410) HM|
|The two branches of the Nobles Trail rejoined near Shingletown and continued westward to Shasta City. Shingletown was named after the numerous shingle mills in the area. — — Map (db m149326) HM|
|“Traveled 15 miles to Charley’s Ranch and camped there. Good water, drove the stock 2 miles to grass, here we heard the first chicken crow, and saw the first hog.”
- John S.L. Taylor, Sep. 2, 1854 — — Map (db m70349) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m70346) HM|
|The mountains of Lassen Volcanic National Park have been a sacred place of healing and strength to American Indians for more than a thousand years. The Atsugewi, Maidu, Yana, and Yahi tribes settled in the mountain foothills and spent their summers . . . — — Map (db m63301) HM|
|If we think of volcanoes as mountain builders, then glaciers are mountain remodelers. This lone rock pays tribute to the rearranging forces of glaciers. Glaciers carve, grind, and excavate mountains in ways that geologists easily recognize. This . . . — — Map (db m63310) HM|
|Freeland's store was built by John and Jane Freeland in 1854. Jane was registered as a sole trader in 1861, in Sierra Township (Shingletown) in the businesses of stockraising, farming and hotel-keeping, with their sons Bradford and William. The . . . — — Map (db m48578) HM|