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Historical Walk ~ Diestelhorst Bridge and Nearby Doings

August 30 2014 at 07:00 PM
Meeting Location: Senior Citizens Center Parking Lot

Diestelhorst Bridge and Nearby Doings—When early settlers, the Diestelhorst family, bought their land along the Sacramento River, farming was on their mind. The closest town, Shasta, was the commercial outlet for their output. With the coming of the railroad in
1872 and a series of later events, this area’s role gradually changed.

This tour visits sites along both northern and southern banks of the Sacramento River with a stroll across the recently restored Diestelhorst footbridge. Topics of discussion include: the earliest residents, the Indians; early entrepreneurs; and the real reason for why Diestelhorst Bridge was constructed. This is an excellent place to discuss and observe the many changes that have occurred in the Redding area during the past 100-years, including the way that water is managed in the Sacramento River and how the river’s recreational opportunities have changed with time. Come to the walk and enjoy the Diestelhorst Bridge and maybe we can decide on additional ways to celebrate the bridge and the historical tidbits that still cling to its sides!

 

The History of Tiger Field and Baseball in Redding

September 20 2014 at 01:30 PM
September Membership Meeting and Program

The History of Tiger Field and Baseball in Redding

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Join us for our monthly program at the Shasta County Downtown College Building across the promenade from the Historical Society.

 

Historical Walk ~ Railroad Reservation

September 26 2014 at 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: Amtrak Station

Redding’s Railroad Reservation—When the California and Oregon Railroad decided to build their new line through the place called “Poverty Flat” it created financial problems for some people and considerable opportunities for others.  That decision was responsible for Redding’s establishment and the gradual death of the important, nearby town of Shasta.

This tour makes a loop through the area reserved for the railroad’s Redding operation.  We will discuss the railroad’s role in the region in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and events that occurred west of California Street.  Where did Redding’s only lynching occur??  Where were the last of the Modoc Indians loaded on railcars when shipped to Oklahoma??  Where was the first jail, the first fire station, the first store, Redding’s Chinatown and Redding’s Red light District??  We will visit all of those locations and share fascinating tales about them.

 

Historical Walk ~ Historical Homes

September 27 2014 at 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: Behrens-Eaton House Museum, 1521 West Street

If you know Redding you likely know of the beautiful historical homes just west of Downtown.  Many have been restored and have great stories behind their construction and owners.  Walk participants will also be given a special tour of the Behrens-Eaton historical home, led by that museum’s docents.

 

100 Years of the ACID Canal

October 18 2014 at 01:30 PM
October Membership Meeting and Program

100 Years of the ACID Canal

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Join us for our monthly program at the Shasta County Downtown College Building across the promenade from the Historical Society.

 

Tales from the Tombstone Cemetery Symposium

October 25 2014 at 12:00 AM
Tales from the Tombstone Cemetery Symposium

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Time TBA

Join us for the Shasta County Cemetery Symposium at the Shasta County Downtown College Building across the promenade from the Historical Society.  The morning will be followed by tours of local cemeteries.