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1890 Map of Redding meets Google Earth

This Map of Redding from 1890 matches up well with satelite imagery borrowed from Google Earth. I did these frames some time ago, but finally got around to animating them. Click to enlarge Being a rail town on a river, … Continue reading

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Bike to the movies in 1940 Redding

While surfing at the Library of Congress website, I came across images of the Cascade Theatre in Redding from 1940. This available .TIF image is remarkably high resolution for an online photo. I wondered what it would look like zoomed … Continue reading

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Historic Redding Theater on California Street

Facebook friend Lee Riggs posts to a group Northern California History. I always find his posts fascinating. He recently posted this image of the Redding Theater marquee on California Street in Redding, from the famous Eastman collection. I did some … Continue reading

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Antlers Bridge replacement in Lakehead is a colossal structure

I don’t think these photos quite capture the scale of this mammoth construction project began in 2009, and located about 20 miles north of Redding. Also, my shots are blurry since I was just waving my camera around while riding up … Continue reading

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Mabel and her bike

Columnist/Blogger Marc Beauchamp posted this interesting image of his maternal grandmother Mabel Frisbie and her bike in Redding circa 1910 in anticipation of a presentation about local bicycling. I wondered if I could clean it up. I’m not sure I … Continue reading

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Camden House offers a glimpse of Shasta history

Merry Christmas to you and yours on this holiday eve in 2013. Here’s the historic Camden House just west of Whiskeytown Lake with some holiday decor. There are historic tours listed at the Whiskeytown Ranger led tours page. This from … Continue reading

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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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