These Unbelievable Ruins In Northern California Will Transport You To The Past
Northern California is known for lots of history. Whether it was American Indians, or Spanish missionaries, or even miners searching for gold, if the ruins here could talk they’d have some great stories to tell! Here are some ruins that will transport you right into the past.
Feel like taking your kids to some Northern California ruins? Here you go!
15312 Hwy 299
Six miles west of Redding on Highway 299 a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the lusty "Queen City" of California’s northern mining district, once stood on this site.
Located 6 miles west of Redding, California, along Highway 299, Old Shasta City was founded in the 1850's, and was a bustling gold rush town. The shells of many of the brick building still remain.
According to one history-lover, "Iron shutters still swing on massive, old, iron hinges before the doors and windows of grass-filled, roofless buildings that once were crowded with merchandise, and alive with the human sounds of business, trade, and social endeavor."
The older a person gets the more you respect a town that once was home to miners of days gone by.
The town still has close to 2,000 residents who live around this history of the past.
Some buildings are in much better condition than others, but you're still able to visit a much-loved museum here. The County Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance, the year when it was converted from commercial uses to become the Shasta County Courthouse.
And, if you're not one to love the ghosts of history, then you can use the brick background to take some amazing photos of your kids!
The best part of this history adventure through these ruins is that you get to be in Mount Shasta’s stomping grounds. You’re going to just love it around here!
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