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


Yreka is the county seat of vast Siskiyou County, and the last town going north on Interstate 5 before the Oregon border. North of town both Interstate 5 and old highway 99 (now 263) descend dramatically to the Klamath River.

Its picturesque downtown dates from a nineteenth centry gold rush, but the economy now revolves around hunting, fishing, and traffic on the highway.



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Three generations of roads follow the Shasta River into the Klamath River Canyon

(June 29, 2001)


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West Miner Street, historic downtown Yreka

(June 29, 2001)


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The Shasta Valley, near Montague

(June 29, 2001)


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