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Shasta Gost Town
West of Redding on Highway 299, California

The original road connecting the Sacramento Valley north to Oregon avoided the steep canyon of the Sacramento River and its initial few miles were also the best route to the gold diggings at Weaverville.

For a few years Shasta, just west of Redding, was a busy place. But when the railroad was built following the river canyon the crossroads site of Redding became more important and Shasta withered away. Now it is just a block or two of brick ruins flanking the highway.

Shasta State Historic Park
Wikipedia: Shasta, California

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Main Street, Shasta, now highway 299

Main Street, Shasta, now highway 299

What was once the broad Main Street of the gold rush era town of Shasta is now now highway 299, connecting Redding to Weaverville.

, California

Date photographed: May 4, 2001
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Inside the ruins of the Wills Building, Main Street, Shasta

Inside the ruins of the Wills Building, Main Street, Shasta

Inside the ruins of the Wills Building on Main Street in the ghost town of Shasta.

, California

Date photographed: May 4, 2001
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