Category Archives: Historical

The Afterthought Mine in Ingot, east of Redding

If you drive out past Bella Vista on Highway 299 going east, it starts to follow Cow Creek in a canyon. Right about there, is Ingot, former home of the Afterthought Mine. It used to be easy to spot when … Continue reading

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1872 Redding map overlayed to present day Google Map

Dottie Smith is a local historian I admire very much. A few days ago, she posted a map of Redding from 1872 at her blog: http://blogs.redding.com/dsmith/archives/2011/05/when-and-why-re.html I find old maps fascinating. I wondered what it would look like overlaying a … Continue reading

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May Day images in Redding 2011

This season has proven to be an extraordinary Spring, with an abundance of wildflowers, water in creeks, and birds in the trees. It was a wet end to Winter, but a magic May Day ensues. Popped my head over the … Continue reading

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Boot Hill graveyard…

…became the Buckeye Pioneer Cemetery. A rainy day seems appropriate for a few images. There’s only this one marker. The names date from the late 1800s. The entire site is just a parcel amongst homes on Irish Road just north … Continue reading

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Ride the Shasta Daylight – a gorgeous rail trip

Some time back in a more graceful age, you could ride the Shasta Daylight from Redding. Riders watched Mt Shasta go by in daylight hours from a comfortable railcar with an observation dome, and enjoyed meals in the articulated Pullman … Continue reading

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A Redding school becomes a nightclub

Here is Redding’s Pine Street School, not long after it was built many years ago. And here it is now as Coco Loco, a restaurant and nightclub. The rest of the school was converted to offices and one other restaurant … Continue reading

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Saloons in 1904 Redding

I was looking for some information about the long vanished Golden Eagle Hotel in Redding when I stumbled upon a Business Directory for Redding from 1904 at a Genealogical Site. Looking through the list of the businesses from 106 years … Continue reading

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Finding Dottie Smith's website is like striking gold

I recommend you spend some time here. I admire Dottie’s work very much. She is quite an asset to our community. Check it out.

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My favorite veteran on Veteran's Day

Seen above is my dad on October 18 1950 with the motor pool of his company, the 14th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squad. They are in Japan prior to deploying to Korea for bomb disposal duty as part of the US … Continue reading

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From Redding's newest church to it's oldest

Last week I featured Redding’s newest church. At least I think it was the newest. This one is our oldest, I think. A difference of 115 years. Here we see PG&E starting the pilot light on the heater for the … Continue reading

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