Virtual Guidebook to Mount Shasta and Klamath-Trinity Mountains
McCloud
Siskiyou County California


McCloud is a classic company town, centered around a huge lumber mill. It had full services provided by the lumber company, with stores and health care, several hotels, a bank and a railroad station. The mill is closed, and may become a bottled water warehouse, but the train still runs for scenic excursions and dinners.

The housing in McCloud, like other company towns, was graded by standing in the company. It includes a mansion that hosted presidents for the company owner, large houses for the managers, smaller houses for married employees, plus bunkhouses/hotels for unmarried workers. All buildings on each block were originally identical. The town has been privatised but is still fully inhabited and well maintained.



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The lumber company guest house, now a bed and breakfast hotel

(August 3, 2006)


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The McCloud Hotel

(August 3, 2006)


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The McCloud River Inn

(August 3, 2006)


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Site of the railroad depot in the center of McCloud, now used by the dinner train

(August 3, 2006)


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The McCloud Mercantile, formerly the company store

(August 3, 2006)


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On the street behind the McCloud Museum

(August 3, 2006)


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Locomotive and passenger cars on the McCloud Railway

(August 3, 2006)


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A snowplow locomotive along with other rolling stock at the McCloud rail yard

(August 3, 2006)


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Hoo Hoo Park near the old mill in McCloud

(August 3, 2006)


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Minnesota Avenue, originally identical company houses

(August 3, 2006)


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