The Sky Blue mine and its 1860s origins

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society In 1863 Colonel William Magee, a noted surveyor, miner, prospector, and resident of Shasta, California, located the quartz vein of the Original Sky Blue mine of the Middle Creek mining district. After an examination of this vein, gold was extracted from it which yielded some lucrative high-grade […]

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A Hard Look at the Reality of Sex Trafficking and Social Media Exploitation

By Opal SingletonWith Intro by RCNS/SCNS Internationally renowned author and radio show host Opal Singleton, who is President and CEO of MillionKids.org and Board Member and Director of Development for Rapha House International, has spent much of her life combating sex trafficking while training countless law enforcement officials worldwide regarding the dangers of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, sextortion, and other […]

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Cottonwood’s origins, from small 1850s townsite to 1890s growing RR hub

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society In 1899, Cottonwood was located eighteen miles south of Redding and seventeen miles north of Red Bluff. It was located on the county line between Shasta and Tehama Counties, and on the California and Oregon railroad which included a busy railroad depot that made it a major […]

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The life and times of William B. Smith (1859-1917)

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society William B. Smith was born to Gottlieb George Kaylor Smith and Elizabeth Jane (Lamberson) Smith, at Eagle Creek (now Ono) on May 10, 1859, and during the following year the Smith’s settled their family at Horsetown. He was the fourth of ten children born to his parents. […]

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Liberal Discourse Consists of Cursing and Name Calling: By Robert Socha

Written by Robert Socha The Huffington Post quoted me (1). The quote came from a published reply in the Hillsdale Daily News(2) to a call for my resignation from Hillsdale City Council. “Welcome to the big leagues,” said a friend and mentor when I asked for advice on how to respond to the emails and posts received in the aftermath […]

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International Domestic Violence Resource Guide: Coronavirus Update

By: Michelle Cardillo; As originally published in Mystic Mag Domestic violence exploded during the first two months of the Coronavirus outbreak. In the U.S., there was a 30% increase of spousal/partner abuse towards women, and the U.K. saw a similar increase as well – 25%; and still – there is no updated, comprehensive resource that tells you where to go if you are […]

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4 hacks for overcoming your kids’ winter blues and COVID boredom

By Kelvin Howell Fighting the winter blues and boredom can be tough for parents right now! Depending on your area’s winter weather, you can’t go outside because it’s too cold, and you can’t enjoy indoor activities around town because of COVID restrictions. It feels like a no-win situation says Howell, but with these tips from Riverside County News Source (RCNS) […]

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Exploring the rich history of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society If you’re ever in Northern California one of the premier destinations in Shasta County to visit is a natural wonder called Burney Falls. This magnificent water fall was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1984 by the National Park Service. Yet, long before it was developed […]

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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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