The Old Shasta State Historic Parkis at the core of our local history and must be preserved for the enjoyment of local residents, tourists and perhaps, most significantly, by 3rd grade students who tour the facility as part of their County History curriculum
Shasta Historic Park
The “Queen City of the Northern Mines,” Shasta State Historic Park was once the picturesque gold mining town of Shasta. In its heyday it was the center of commerce and social activity for northern California. To walk among Shasta’s remaining buildings, cemeteries, sites and ruins is to look back at the daily lives of the merchants, families and miners who once lived and worked here.
Why do we need to keep Shasta SHP open?
Shasta State Historic Park represents a significant part of our area history and cultural landscape. Many travelers, and Shasta County residents, are surprised to discover that the California Gold Rush Era was vigorous in the north state. Admittedly, I drove through the park numerous times thinking, “What could possibly be there? It looks like it is falling apart…” When I finally slowed down, parked the car, and stepped back into time, I found the park beautiful with so much to see and learn about.