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


Weed, despite its uninspiring name (after founder Abner Weed), is a gem of a small town. The old center of town is at the "Y" of highways 99 and 97, with a well preserved main street and pre-freeway travel-oriented businesses. The Hi-Lo Motel and Cafe, owned by generations of the Rizzo family, is a classic. The big lumber mill is mostly closed down, but new businesses have been built at each of the Interstate 5 freeway interchanges.

Weed's social atmosphere is enlivened by the presence of College of the Siskiyous, a two year community college with students from near and far. Weed also has just about the only African-American community in the far north of the state, a relic of the lumber company that relocated workers from its mills in Louisiana.



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Weed Mercantile Mall and the remains of the lumber mill

(May 7, 2001)


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The Hi-Lo Cafe and Motel on the old highway in Weed

(August 13, 2007)


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The College of the Siskiyous, with a view of Mount Shasta

(May 7, 2001)


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Characteristic freeway interchange businesses at the south end of Weed

(August 13, 2007)


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