The Incredibly Unique Park That’s Right Here In Northern California’s Own Backyard

Not to be confused with the city of Mt. Shasta, Shasta was a bustling town that acted as a gateway to surrounding mining towns through the late 1800s. The discovery of gold brought all the craziness of the Gold Rush to this little town, making it an important commercial center for miners passing through. In the late 1880s, a newly constructed railroad bypassed Shasta which in turn sealed its fate as a “ghost town”. The remnants of this town have been turned into a park, so you can walk along the crumbling buildings and imagine what life was like over a century ago.

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Have you been to Shasta State Historic Park? Our region has a fascinating history with the mining industry. Check out these 14 Rare Photos Of Northern California’s Mining History for an interesting look into the past.