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Weaverville Joss House
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Weaverville Joss House
Description - "The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds" is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The temple was built in 1874 as a replacement for another that had burned. In 1956 the state took over operation and restoration efforts.

Restoring A Lion: One of the most successful State Parks artifact conservation efforts in recent years was made possible through funding from the Statewide Resource Management Program. The "Chinese Lion Dancer's Headdress" was brought back to life and placed in a beautiful exhibit case in the Visitor's Center of the Weaverville Joss House.

Recreation - J.J. Jackson Memorial Museum & History Center: The Museum displays Trinity County's history Early mining equipment is featured. The History Center houses thousands of historical and legal documents, papers and photographs.
Trinity County Historical Park: The park is adjacent to the museum. Picnic tables are provided.

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 temple is located in the heart of Weaverville, a small community near the Trinity Alps on Highway 299 about fifty miles west of Redding and about 105 miles east of Eureka. Weaver Creek runs nearby and locust trees complete the rural setting.

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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.

California State Parks - Official agency website.


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