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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Weaverville, California

 
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Location of Weaverville, California
    Trinity County (59)
    Humboldt County (107)
    Mendocino County (42)
    Shasta County (117)
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1California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Anvil Firing
This monument dedicated to the fond remembrance of Archie Arbuckle who from false Armistice Day 1918 until his death July 11th, 1970 fired the anvil each 4th of July. Anvil firing has been a tradition with the Arbuckle family for 5 generations. . . . Map (db m56137) HM
2California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Cameron Building Site
In1852 the Cameron Bros. built a 2 story building. Madam La Batcheler purchased it in 1853 and operated the Golden Gate Saloon. Later known as the Polka Saloon, by 1855, the town lodges of ECV, Masons and Son of Temperance met in the upper story . . . Map (db m56024) HM
3California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Chinese Tong War
In the year 1854 on this site two belligerent Chinese Tongs fought a pitched battle, 2000 participated, 26 lost their lives, and many were wounded.Map (db m56084) HM
4California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Clifford Hall
Built by Richard Clifford in 1855. One of three two story Weaverville structures with outside circular staircases hand made by village blacksmiths. Once home of Mt. Bally Parlor No. 87, Native Sons of the Golden West. Dedicated by Grand Parlor, . . . Map (db m56004) HM
5California (Trinity County), Weaverville — E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 — r —
The first chapter of ECV in Weaverville began in 1855. After a rocky start in the Sierra Nevada Gold County, the organization got a foothold in Mokelumne Hill, in 1851. The first Noble Grand Humbug for the Weaverville Chapter was John C. Burch, a . . . Map (db m70304) HM
6California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Hamilton’s Store
Near this site in April, 1850, William S. Hamilton, the son of Alexander Hamilton, established the first store in the basin. During a business trip to Sacramento he died from cholera, August 7, 1850.Map (db m56002) HM
7California (Trinity County), Weaverville — I.O.O.F. Hall
Erected 1856 Purchased by I.O.O.F. 1865 Dedicated as Historical Building by I.O.O.F. and Trinity County Historical SocietyMap (db m56016) HM
8California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Joss House
This Joss House Was built in 1874 by Chinese Miners who came to the Trinity County in search of gold.Map (db m56145) HM
9California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Jumper Sawmill
In the 1880’s George Jumper established a steam powered sawmill 300' east of this monument, above the confluence of Little Brown’s Creek and China Gulch. An 80’ long building housed the mill. Oxen teams of ten or more were used to pull long, four . . . Map (db m112566) HM
10California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Lee Family Ranch House
This house built in 1917 by family members on land purchased from Mrs. J. Putnam is located adjacent to the 32 acre Lorenz Ranch farmed by the Lee family since 1906. Acquired from the Lee family in 1989 by Trinity County.Map (db m56193) HM
11California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Moving Mountains...
Searching for Gold Imagine a pile of dirt as big as 6 football fields and two miles high. That pile of dirt use to be where you are now standing. It is called Oregon Mountain. Hydraulic mining dissolved 90% of this mound in the . . . Map (db m96543) HM
12California (Trinity County), Weaverville — New York Hotel
Built in 1854 as a single story frame building, it burned in the town fire of 1859 and rebuilt as a brick two-story. It was gutted in the big fire of 1863 and rebuilt. The hotel was known as the official stage stop until after the turn of the . . . Map (db m56017) HM
13California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Old SectionWeaverville Cemetery
We honor the earliest interments of our pioneers whose wooden crosses, slabs and markers have been destroyed by the erosion of time. They were immigrants and adventurers who answered the call of gold. Some stayed to become packers, merchants, . . . Map (db m56135) HM
14California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Old Weaverville Fire Station
This building, with its rammed earth wall was constructed by early Chinese settlers. On January 17, 1910, it was purchased by the Weaverville Fire District and was their fire station until 1949. In 1979, the local fire district, with . . . Map (db m56020) HM
15California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Pacific Brewery
One of four Gold Rush breweries in Weaverville, the Pacific Brewery building was built by Fred Walters in 1855. Walters sold to Lorenz and Hagelman in 1865. John Meckel bought the business from Lorenz in 1878. Meckel died in 1889, but the Meckel . . . Map (db m56029) HM
16California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Paymaster Mine Stampmill
The Paymaster Goldmine in Eastman Gulch, northeast of Lewiston, was located by Billy Richards, Bob Hamilton and Gene Goodyear in 1901. The original mill was built about 1904. The machinery was dismantled, restored and re-erected in this similar mill . . . Map (db m56082) HM
17California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Race Track – Airport – Golf Course
Once known as China Graveyard Ridge, by late August, 1871, Alex Love developed a racetrack on this site 550 yards in length. This popular quarter mile track saw the names of horses like “Hayfork Kitty” and “Hollywood” owned . . . Map (db m56190) HM
18California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Site of First Cabin
On this site was built the fist cabin and Weaverville named July, 8 1850Map (db m57963) HM
19California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Spanish Corral
On this lot stood the Spanish Corral, a dance hall house of ill repute for over a decade during the Gold Rush. Two legislative acts of 1855, banned gambling and prostitution. Every fourth business in town was a saloon with ladies of the night, and . . . Map (db m95696) HM
20California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Spiral Staircases
The spiral staircases of Weaverville have always been a predominant part of this community’s architecture. The structures became a necessity because of the separate ownership of the upper and lower floors. This stairway, the first of these . . . Map (db m56015) HM
21California (Trinity County), Weaverville — The Carr Building
John Carr and his partners came to Weaverville in the spring of 1851. Carr was a blacksmith and realized immediately the need to set up shop. He did so, on this site. John Carr became known as "Vulcan” and established the first blacksmith . . . Map (db m153169) HM
22California (Trinity County), Weaverville — 778 — The La Grange Mine
This mine was originally known as the Oregon Mountain group of claims, first operated about 1862. In 1892 the mine was purchased by the La Grange Hydraulic Gold Mining Company which brought water from Stuart's Fork through 29 miles of ditch tunnels . . . Map (db m32635) HM
23California (Trinity County), Weaverville — The Old Courthouse
At the head of Court Street next to the Catholic cemetery, J.F. Chillis in 1852, began building the first Trinity County courthouse. The twenty by sixty structure was three stories in 1853. The Trinity Masonic Lodge bought the third floor from the . . . Map (db m124447) HM
24California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Trinity Congregational Church
Established 1875 Erected 1891Map (db m56079) HM
25California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Trinity County Courthouse
This building is one of the oldest courthouses in continuous use in California. It was built in 1857 by Henry Hocker as a hotel, store and saloon and was purchased by the Board of Supervisors in 1865. The rear section was added in 1935. The center . . . Map (db m56001) HM
26California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville / Mountain Charlie
Two plaques are on this monument: Upper Marker: Weaverville This town was created in 1850 by the early miners, merchants, craftsmen and worshippers as the gold mining and commercial center of the area. Here they built of brick, earth . . . Map (db m56018) HM
27California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville BandstandErected 1901
Dedicated to the Weaverville Ladies Eltapome Band and to the pioneer musicians who played an important part in the early day social life of the town. Trinitarianus Chapter E Clampus Vitus July 23, 1966Map (db m146343) HM
28California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site
In the bend of Rich Gulch near its junction with Ash Hollow five miners worked the winter of 1849-50, with the use of a log hollowed out to make a rocker. The rich pocket yielded five pounds of gold per day. The gulches in this district proved to . . . Map (db m112476) HM
29California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville Chinatown
Chinatown business district was centered in this area. On September 10, 1874, fire destroyed everything from the corner of Highway 3 & Main Street to the Pacific Brewery, except four adobe buildings. Again, on September 30, 1905, fire destroyed all . . . Map (db m56027) HM
30California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville Drug Store
This property Weaverville Drug Store Established 1853 Has been place on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m56005) HM
31California (Trinity County), Weaverville — 709 — Won Lim Miao
Hundreds of Chinese miners came to the Weaverville area in the 1850’s and prospered despite hardships, discrimination and tax on foreign miners. The first house of worship burned in 1873; the Chinese continued their religious traditions in the . . . Map (db m56086) HM
 
Jun. 18, 2021