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The City of Weed
Siskiyou County, California

Weed, despite its uninspiring name (after founder Abner Weed), is a gem of a small town. The old center of town is at the "Y" of highways 99 and 97, with a well preserved main street and pre-freeway travel-oriented businesses. The Hi-Lo Motel and Cafe, owned by generations of the Rizzo family, is a classic. The big lumber mill is mostly closed down, but new businesses have been built at each of the Interstate 5 freeway interchanges.

Weed's social atmosphere is enlivened by the presence of College of the Siskiyous, a two year community college with students from near and far. Weed also has just about the only African-American community in the far north of the state, a relic of the lumber company that relocated workers from its mills in Louisiana.

Wikipedia: Weed, California

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Weed Mercantile Mall and the remains of the lumber mill

Weed Mercantile Mall and the remains of the lumber mill

Weed Mercantile Mall and the remains of the lumber mill

Weed, California

Date photographed: May 7, 2001
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The Hi-Lo Cafe and Motel on the old highway in Weed

The Hi-Lo Cafe and Motel on the old highway in Weed

The Hi-Lo Cafe and Motel on the old highway in Weed

Weed, California

Date photographed: August 13, 2007
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The College of the Siskiyous, with a view of Mount Shasta

The College of the Siskiyous, with a view of Mount Shasta

The College of the Siskiyous, with a view of Mount Shasta

Weed, California

Date photographed: May 7, 2001
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Characteristic freeway interchange businesses at the south end of Weed

Characteristic freeway interchange businesses at the south end of Weed

Characteristic freeway interchange businesses at the south end of Weed

Weed, California

Date photographed: August 13, 2007
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