Towns of Mount Lassen, California (Images of America Series)

Towns of Mount Lassen, California (Images of America Series)

by William Shelton


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Towns of Mount Lassen, California (Images of America Series) by William Shelton

The imposing and dormant peak of Mount Lassen, the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range, has been held in awe and wonder since well before the California Gold Rush. The Yahi Nation called the volcano Waganupa, meaning the center of the world, and the volcano’s peak, named after the Dutch immigrant and prospector Peter Lassen, is the centerpiece of the scenic Lassen Volcanic National Park. Within the guarded perimeters of this park—inducted into the park system under Woodrow Wilson in 1916, hardly a year after the devastation of its most recent eruptions—there was once a thriving lumber industry, narrow-gauge railroad system, and flume network that sustained a community of lumber camps and the lost town of Lyonsville, all threatened by volcanic destruction and the changing West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738547206
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/09/2007
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 808,793
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

William Shelton, author of Images of America: Red Bluff, is a sixth-generation logger and a collector of Tehama, Butte, and Lassen County history. More than 200 vintage images in this pictorial history, collected from Shelton’s archive at the Gathering Grounds Museum, are illuminated by the signature stories of the people and places in the early Lassen environs.

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