When Ishi emerged from the wilderness near Lassen Peak and into the modern world in 1911, he had no idea the impact he would have on the legacy of Northern California Native Americans more

Dec 6, 2017 1:48 PM History

Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the most popular destinations in NorCal. But for the man that found the area, it ruined his life. more

Dec 2, 2017 11:18 AM History

Whiskeytown Lake from Visitor's Center

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Find out how Whiskeytown may have gotten its name, and learn a little more about the area's history... more

Nov 15, 2017 8:11 AM History

A D.C. socialite, the Gold Rush, shipping lines, San Francisco, Crescent City and Battery Point Lighthouse intertwine in history to reveal something about our NorCal origins. more

Nov 13, 2017 6:30 AM History



Names almost always make for a good story, and Hat Creek is no exception. more

Nov 10, 2017 8:44 AM History 7 Comments

The accident still ranks as the largest hazardous chemical spill in California history more

Nov 3, 2017 8:39 AM History

This facility was adapted in the wartime years to shelter Japanese-American strikebreakers used against resisters at the main segregation camp and imprison Japanese-American dissidents more

Oct 19, 2017 8:37 AM History

As I was looking for more information regarding the Lassen eruption, I came across some video that actually shows the eruption. Obviously, this video is far from HD, but it does show this historic event in action. more

Oct 14, 2017 8:36 AM History 3 Comments

400-feet underwater sits the relics of a once booming town in Northern California more

Oct 11, 2017 8:38 PM History

Learn about the history of one of our area's most notable legends, Bigfoot... more

Oct 11, 2017 6:00 AM History

Peering into the lives of the first non-Native people in Northern California, dreams, imaginings and real history clash in a bloody battlefield swirling in shadow... more

Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM History

A lot has happened at Lassen Volcanic National Park over the past 100 years more

Aug 13, 2017 9:10 AM History

This memory certainly stands as a significant chapter in NorCal history more

Jul 25, 2017 9:07 AM History

Watch a video commemoration of the completion of Shasta Dam and learn some interesting facts about its history. more

Jul 18, 2017 9:15 AM History

According to the National Park Service, the area is one of the “longest continually occupied areas in North America.” more

Jul 13, 2017 9:19 AM History

The history of the Redding Rancheria is beautiful, tragic and an ongoing struggle to keep the history of local tribes alive. more

Jun 7, 2016 9:16 AM History 1 Comments


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They give a brief introduction to the human history of the area. Using rein-actors, the feature puts you up close and personal with the lives of 19th Century white settlers heading up the Noble Emigrant Trail in search of better lives... more

Apr 11, 2016 10:28 AM History