Redding’s Christmas Tree: A Local Tradition Since 1919

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle – Shasta Historical Society A crowd gathers to attend the lighting of the Redding Christmas tree in 1933. The tree is topped with a neon star. Courtesy of Shasta Historical Society. This holiday favorite was originated in 1919 by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), who cut the first evergreen to be placed […]

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The Lorenz Hotel

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society An iconic and historic building in downtown Redding, the Lorenz hotel, with an engraved date of 1901 on the front top of the building. This photograph was taken by Jeremy Tuggle on October 31, 2019. The present-day Lorenz hotel is located at 1509 Yuba Street in Redding. It is currently owned […]

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Bella Vista: A lumber town

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society The original carpenters behind the famous Shasta Lumber Company’s flume (also known as the Terry lumber flume) were Orison D. Morse and his siblings who completed the first five miles of lumber flume in 1886 before Morse sold the lumber flume to Holbrook and Phillips. Later, these gentlemen sold out to […]

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