Shasta County California
Shasta County. Organized in 1850. Bounded north
by Siskiyou, east by Lassen, south by Tehama, and west by
Trinity. Area, 4,500 square miles. Assessed valuation of
property for 1874, $1,875,846.
County seat, Shasta. Principal towns: Cottonwood. Fall River
Mills, Igo, Millville and Redding. The resources of the county
are about equally mineral and agricultural. The area of the
County includes the head of the Sacramento Valley, extending
from the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the east to the coast range
on the west, and to the foot of Shasta Butte on the north.
The principal rivers are, the Sacramento and Pitt rivers, with
many tributaries, the principal of which are Cottonwood, Clear,
Battle, Cow and Montgomery Creeks and Fall and McCloud Rivers,
the latter being one of the most beautiful streams in the State,
the government fishery, where salmon spawn are taken and
prepared for shipment to the east, is upon this stream near the
The Soda Springs, a favorite summer resort, are situated in the
northern part of this county near the Sacramento River. Redding
is the present terminus of the California and Oregon R.R. From
this point Stages leave daily for the northern part of this
State and Oregon.
Both placer and quartz mines are being successfully worked in
this county. In the eastern part of the county, valuable copper
mines are now being successfully worked. Iron and coal mines
have also been discovered in the county and located, and will
probably soon be developed.
Officers: W. E. Hopping, County Judge; William H. Bickford,
Clerk, Recorder, and Auditor; Clay W. Taylor, District Attorney;
S. Hull, Sheriff and Tax Collector; J. Van Schaick, Treasurer;
D. C. Osborne, Assessor; George Silverthone, Surveyor; William
P. Hartman, Coroner and Public Administrator; George W. Welsh,
Superintendent Public Schools.
California Gazetteer |
Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled
by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875