Exploring Shasta County History with Jeremy Tuggle
Since July, 2019, Shasta Historical Society’s Education and Community Engagement Manager, Jeremy M. Tuggle has graciously allowed Shasta County News Source (SCNS) to publish and share his fascinating, well-written, and thoroughly researched articles about Shasta County’s rich History.
Jeremy, who has authored two books, is a descendant of 11 pioneer families who helped settle Shasta County beginning in the 1850’s and he draws upon original historic family photos, family stories handed down generationally, and first hand accounts of his adventures and explorations in the articles he publishes.
Jeremy’s articles were originally published through SCNS’s “Guest Writer Spotlight”, which is available for everyone throughout the community to have their writings, OP/ED pieces, and stories published and shared.
Today, SCNS is proud to announce a new permanent and searchable category titled: Exploring Shasta County History with Jeremy Tuggle!
Jeremy’s most recent article, “Exploring the rich history of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park“, can be found within the category, along with nearly two dozen of his other SCNS published articles as well as links back to his earlier writings and books.
Click the above link or pick a specific story below to begin your exploration with with Jeremy Tuggle, as he takes you on a fascinating journey through Shasta County’s illustrious history!
- The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company building; and the history of the telephone in Redding
- Kimball Plains: Exploring the history of a former western Shasta County settlement
- The Mount Shasta Mine: A gold mine on the Mt. Shasta Mine Loop Trail
- Hamden Holmes Noble and his contributions to Shasta County
- From Shingle Camp to Shingletown
- Bella Vista: A lumber town
- A history of Pollard Flat
- The Temple Hotel
Again, many thanks to Jeremy, for his love of Shasta County’s incredibly interesting history and his willingness to share that fascinating history with us all!
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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.