Old Town of Shasta

California State Historic Landmark 77

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#077 Shasta
Founded 1849 as Reading's Springs. Named Shasta June 8, 1850. Second county seat Shasta County 1851-1888. Metropolis northern California during 1850's. End road and beginning Oregon pack trail until 1861. Present home Western Star Lodge No. 2, F.&A.M., whose charter brought across plains Peter Lassen party 1848. Shurtleff House built 1851. Business section destroyed, fire 1853. Shasta Courier founded 1852.

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Shasta SHP, Hwy 299, NW corner of Main St and Trinity Alley, Shasta.


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