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An old mining building in Shasta SHP
Copyright: - California State Parks
An old mining building in Shasta SHP
Description - Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the lusty "Queen City" of California’s northern mining district, once stood on this site. These ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the intense activity that was centered here during the California gold rush.

Iron shutters still swing on massive, old, iron hinges before the doors and windows of grass-filled, roofless buildings that once were crowded with merchandise, and alive with the human sounds of business, trade, and social endeavor.

The County Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance, the year when it was converted from commercial uses to become the Shasta County Courthouse. Today the building is filled with historical exhibits, and an unparalleled collection of historic California Artwork that make it the central figure of Shasta State Historic Park.

Attractions - In 1849, Shasta, the "Queen City" of northern mines in the Klamath Range, served as a main shipping point for supplies and money between the mines and San Francisco. The Shasta County Courthouse in the park is filled with historical exhibits, artifacts and an outstanding collection of historic California art.

Recreation - Brick ruins of the business district of this gold-rush city remain for visitors to see.

Climate - Climate in the Shasta-Cascade Region varies greatly with elevation. Higher elevations tend to have much cooler temperatures and higher precipitation. Summer weather is usually hot and dry with lower elevation temperatures ranging from 85° - 100°+F and lows from 60° - 70°. Fall days are usually mild and warm, with cool nights. Winter is when most of the precipitation falls, averaging over 55 inches per year, much of it in the form of snow in the high elevations. Highs range from 40° - 60° and lows from 30° - 40° in the lower elevations. Spring weather is variable with many pleasant days.

Location - The park is six miles west of downtown Redding. Highway 299 passes through the towns main street.


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More Information

Contact Information:
Northern Buttes Cascade Sector Headquarters, P.O. Box 2430 , Shasta, CA, 96087-2430, Phone: 530-225-2065, Fax: 530-225-2038

Additional Information:
California's Historic Sites - This section includes the major historic sites within California. California's rich history is showcased in its many historic sites and monuments.
Shasta-Cascade Area State Parks and Recreation Areas - The Shasta Cascade Region of northeast California is a land of dense conifer forests, volcanic landscapes, and few people. It features five national forests, five state parks, four state historic parks, and two state recreation areas.
Trinity River Scenic Byway - Trinity River Scenic Byway traverses coastal plains, steep granite cliffs, arid manzanita, and digger pine hillsides. It parallels the beautiful "wild and scenic" Trinity River stretching 140 miles from Arcata to Redding.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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