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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

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

Nov 10, 2017 8:44 AM History 7 Comments

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

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

We are going to explore the history and development of NorCal over the past 32 years with Google Timelapse more

Dec 12, 2016 12:29 PM

Getting enough of the NorCal destination that President Theodore Roosevelt dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World," isn't possible. more

Oct 14, 2016 11:30 AM Outdoors

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Considering its place adjacent to the recently added Lake Redding Bridge, you might overlook Redding’s storied Diestelhorst Bridge... more

Mar 16, 2015 11:55 AM History 2 Comments

If you Google "Tarzan, Burney Falls" or anything similar, you're bound to find numerous entries claiming that actor and Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller dove off of Burney Falls in one of the first Tarzan films in the 1930s. more

Apr 1, 2014 3:13 PM History 1 Comments