Sealing of the Children’s Time Capsule At Whiskeytown

The National Park Service is requesting letters describing people’s impressions and stories of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area to celebrate the park’s 50th Anniversary as a national park site. All letters will be placed inside a Children’s Time Capsule and sealed… Continue Reading


Shasta Memory Bank 5.8.2011

The Redding Steam Laundry Truck in the old days (c. 1915) picked up and delivered laundry at one’s door. The Redding Steam Laundry was located on the southwest corner of Placer Street and Railroad Avenue.

Photo courtesy of Shasta Historical Society. Click on the image to enlarge it.

The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and … Continue Reading

Shasta Memory Bank 4.17.11

Gold miners, bespattered with tallow, from the Midas Mine at Harrison Gulch, around the turn of the century. Of special interest are the candles and holders carried by the miners, as well as their lunch buckets. Click on the image… Continue Reading

Shasta Memory Bank 4.3.11

Shasta transit buses parked in front of a train at the Redding Depot in the 1920s.

The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunteers are available to assist with research. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 530.243.3720 or click here to visit the Shasta Historical Society website … Continue Reading


Redding’s Armory Hall Fell with its Own Fireworks

According to Ed Peterson’s book on Redding’s first hundred years, the San Francisco Call described this building in 1890 as “a $60,000 hall to be ready by July Fourth.” Its actual cost was only $6,500 to build and, by all… Continue Reading


Writings of a Wanderer: Bidwell Mansion Houses Chico History

Bidwell Mansion, a 26-room Victorian house sporting pink-tinted plaster, nestles in a small park next to Chico State University’s new Gateway Science Museum. The manor-turned-museum built in 1868 stands as a memorial to Chico’s founder, John Bidwell, and his wife… Continue Reading