Save Old Shasta Day, June 16 at Shasta State Historic Park

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History will come alive for the whole family throughout the day at Shasta State Historic Park.

Bring your dad and help us strike it rich. Create a personal Father’s Day card; enter into an arm-wrestling, tug-of-war, or watermelon-eating contest. Dress up in Gold Rush era costume for an old time photo. Place bids in the dessert auction; all to help raise funds for the SOS, Save Old Shasta campaign.

This free event is visitors’ last chance to donate toward keeping Shasta State Historic Park open after July 1, 2012. Co-sponsored by California State Parks and the Shasta Historical Society, this event will be held on Sat., June 16 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Activities will include historic arts and crafts, games, demonstrations and entertainment, such as The Law Dawgs and Pistoleros of the Olde West.

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Masonic Lodge Western Star #2.

Shasta State Historic Park is located 5 miles west of Redding on Highway 299 west, in the town of Shasta.

For more information about the event, please contact Shasta State Historic Park at 530-225-2065.

California State Parks welcomes all visitors. If members of your group have special needs, please contact us in advance to arrange accommodations.

-from press release

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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Al Knowing says:

    Old Shasta blew it years ago when they moved the annual art fair from the park area to the school. It was never the same and the reason to go was forever altered. I would like to see historical attendence numbers to see if others felt this way too. The promoters opted for a cheaper venue and the park officials felt the damage being done by the two day crowd was too severe. I always felt that it was the best art fair I had ever attended because of the natural atmosphere.

    "All things must pass" George Harrison

  2. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    This event is very important to save the history and artifacts of the Queen City. Once the county seat of Shasta, there's a lot of history packed into this little burg and we must keep it open in these lean times of state government. Help keep Shasta open and attend this fun day for the family Saturday, June 16.

  3. Avatar Scott says:

    I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Thanks for sharing the information…

  4. Avatar Joanne Lobeski Snyde says:

    The art faire was put on by the Shasta Service Guild, which isn't, as far as I can tell, part of this activity. It would be great if all of these organizations could work together, but nonetheless, this should be a great event in my favorite community.

  5. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Right on Joanne…The Shasta Art Guild wanted a non smoking, non drinking enviornment and got it at the school.

    Shasta is a north state treasure from the early gold seekers to the Chinese who came west to seek their fortunes. Some made it and some didn't . It was a hard drinking, gambling time in the Queen City.

    If you check out the cemetary on the hill, you'll meet up with some of the dreamers, movers and shakers of the little busling city of Shasta, CA.

  6. Avatar Magnolia Neighborhoo says:

    Go! This state park needs support from locals, for not only the historical benefit, but also for the educational benefit directed towards the Highway 299 travellers and tourists!

  7. Come on down. It’s a great cause. I’ll be playing piano in front of the old Bakery from 10am til 1:30pm on Sat. 16th. Come by and say “Hi” and I’ll play your favorite tune…… 🙂

  8. Correction: I thought this article was for the August 16th fundraiser……that’s when I’ll be there……..