Mount Shasta State Historic Park
Ruined gold town
Six miles west of Redding on Hwy-200. This state historic park holds remains and reconstructions of Shasta, a gold rush town which flourished into the late 1800s bui faded from the map when its gold mines closed down and is now intentionally preserved in its ruined state. Something of the desperate atmosphere of the gold-rush days can be experienced inside the former County Courthouse, which now functoins as a museum, and behind it, where Shasta’s ominous double gallows stand.