Tower House Historic District

Tower House Historic District (HM840)

Location: French Gulch, CA 96033 Shasta County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 39.776', W 122° 38.065'

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Down this short trail, a bridge crosses Clear Creek just before the creek converges with Crystal and Mill Creeks. Prehistory and history converge here, too - on the Tower House Historic District. For more than 6000 years this area was home to the Wintu People. Other evidence of human enterprise and growth are here as well, sparked by the discovery of gold in Clear Creek during the mid 1800s.

Water is the thread that connects history here. These streams provided year-round water, relief from the valley's hot summers, and a dependable source of salmon and other fish. Later, the waters were used to irrigate gardens and orchards, quench thirsty horses, and help mine gold. If you walk all or part of this 1 ½ mile trail system, you can discover the stories of people drawn to these fertile stream banks.
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HM NumberHM840
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Placed ByWhiskeytown National Recreation Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 530902 N 4501404
Decimal Degrees40.66293333, -122.63441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.776', W 122° 38.065'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 46.56" N, 122° 38' 3.90" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity Nra, French Gulch CA 96033, US
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