Zogg Fire destroys two landmarks in historic town of Ono

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society Confirmation from the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper confirms that the Zogg Fire, which erupted into flames on the afternoon of September 27, 2020, on Zogg Mine Road in Igo, destroyed two landmarks in the historic nearby town of Ono. The Ono Grange No.445 was instituted on March […]

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Tips for helping a loved one with anxiety, fear and depression

Guest Writer Spotlight: Stan Popovitch Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety or depression and do not know what to do? It can be frustrating to watch someone you know suffer and not be able to help them through their difficult time. Many lives have been destroyed because one’s fears and anxieties overwhelmed them, […]

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A history of Pollard Flat

Shenanigan’s Gulch was the original name of the present-day location of Pollard Flat just 35 miles north of Redding along Interstate 5. The origin of the name is unknown. Shenanigan’s Gulch originally started as a tent community and it was first settled by early Portuguese emigrants.The first route in the area which these emigrants used leading to and from Shenanigan’s […]

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Nathan A. Townsend: The man behind the historic Townsend Flat Ditch

Above: the Townsend Flat Ditch on the left along with its marker on the right. This photograph was taken by Jeremy Tuggle on April 28, 2020. Nathan A. Townsend was a native of New York who was born about 1824. Townsend arrived and settled at Middletown in Shasta County in 1853. Soon after, Townsend was elected as a member to […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Relinquishing freedom and liberty is not safety

Guest Writer Spotlight – Op/Ed: Robert SochaShared with permission from Mychal Massie – The Daily RantMain image courtesy: Forbes: How COVID-19 Is Also Killing Democracy I have been thinking about the exponential growth of the Coronavirus. It has single-handedly taken out myriad man-made enterprises; sporting, entertainment, religious and financial. Astonishing barely scratches the surface of my wonder at its possibility. […]

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Kimball Plains: Exploring the history of a former western Shasta County settlement

Above: Major Gorham G. Kimball a co-owner of the Cone & Kimball Company of Red Bluff, Tehama County, California. From the Red Bluff Daily News newspaper edition of Red Bluff, December 22, 1904. Kimball Plains was one of the smaller settlements of the Bald Hills in western Shasta County, which was located seven miles west of Cottonwood. Business partners, Joseph […]

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Hamden Holmes Noble and his contributions to Shasta County

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society Hamden Holmes Noble was a son of James W. Noble, a farmer of Somerset County, Maine. Hamden was born in that county at Fairfield on August 16, 1844. This is where he earned his education. Later, he relocated to San Francisco where he first registered to vote in 1866. At that […]

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Go “Behind the Badge” as recent Riverside Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force sting nets 72

Riverside Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force arrests 72 in four-day undercover prostitution sting Original Story by Greg Hardesty, photos by Steven Georges for Behind the Badge The 21-year-old father of a female toddler nervously lingered outside the third-floor hotel room in Temecula. Minutes earlier, just after 2 p.m. on a recent weekday, he had fired up a joint in his car […]

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Shasta County History: A Redding business man, Manley Morrison Brown

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society A farmer by the name of Ephraim Brown, and his wife Lorilla (Lillie) Brown, brought their family out west from Cortland County, New York in 1866 and they settled at French Gulch, Shasta County, California. Ephraim continued to pursue his career as a farmer at their new place. Ephraim and Lorilla […]

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Our former Carnegie Library

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society Above: this postcard image was taken between the years: 1904 and 1915. It shows the Golden Eagle hotel in the distance, the Lorenz hotel, the quartz water fountain and the Carnegie Library. From the collection of Jeremy Tuggle. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union founded the first Redding Library in 1896, and […]

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