Below are a few photos I recently captured in Yreka California. Lovely buildings remain from Yreka’s golden era, including Victorian, Neo Classical, Edwardian, and Craftsman styles of architecture. Yreka is a small town located about an hour and a half north of Redding on Interstate 5. It’s currently the county seat for Siskiyou County. It’s sort of a sleepy village, alongside a busy interstate. But in the early part of the last century, it was evidently a bustling gold mining center. Click on any to slightly enlarge.
Yreka is worth a visit from Redding. The drive is one of the most beautiful 90 minutes in the Northstate. And Yreka’s gilded glimpse into our mining past is worth a look. Redding never achieved that sort of style, even in our timber and mining boom years of the last century.