Written by Pat Loomis; Photos by Bevely Hesse

Historical talks and a tour of landmarks that tell the history of Shasta County highlighted the OCTA, CA-NV Chapter’s winter symposium in February.

1999 Redding Symposium

Ide Adobe, Red Bluff, CA

Speakers covered a wide range of topics, from Archaeology to the Nobles Trail to a segment of the life of William B. Ide (in period clothing.)

The chapter’s own Dick Silva and Tom Hunt talked respectively on the Oregon to California Trail and the Nobles Trail.

Judge Richard Eaton captured the audience with his great knowledge of Maj. Pierson B. Reading’s life and contributions to history.

1999 Redding SymposiumThe tour of Old Shasta, its museum, bakery, and  Masonic Hall was a fine ending of the weekend.

1999 Redding Symposium

Tomlinson & Wood Dry Goods Ruins, 1854

A big thanks to Charlie and Nola Little for a fine meeting.

 

 

1999 Redding Symposium

1924 Bridge on Nobles Trail near Fort Reading

After touring Old Shasta, the groups went on to the site of Fort Reading, the 1924 Bridge on the Nobles Trail, and the Ide Adobe.

 

 

 

1999 Redding Symposium

Maj. Reading
The town of Redding was named for him.

1999 Redding Symposium

Pat Perry and Shann Rupp Found Humor in This Sign at Old Shasta City.

1999 Redding Symposium

Old Shasta City

1999 Redding Symposium

Welcome Banner Depicting a J. Goldsborough Bruff Sketch.

1999 Redding Symposium

Eisal Brantley Trying Her Hand at Candle Dipping

1999 Redding Symposium

Pat Perry and Shann Rupp Found Humor in This Sign at Old Shasta City.