Take a look at some of our smaller but equally business friendly cities and communities: Dorris, Dunsmuir, Etna, Ft. Jones, Happy Camp, McCloud, Montague and Tulelake. For more information about these wonderful communities please contact us.
Butte Valley, an area of about 130 Square miles includes the City of Dorris, and the communities of Macdoel and Mt. Hebron. The region has dropped down between faults in this volcanic area and is completely surrounded by volcanoes to form a closed drainage basin. The down-faulted valley has subsequently been filled to its present elevation of 4,250 feet by alluvial debris washed into the valley from the surrounding volcanic mountains, by lava flows and by lake deposits. The valley is home to Prather Ranch and Lassen Canyon Nursery.
Dorris Fast Facts:
Population - 886 ~
Elevation - 4250 ft. ~
Size – 1 square mile
Avg. Annual Rainfall - 13 inches Avg. Snowfall - 16 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 79.6 Avg. Winter Temp – 22.5
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Dunsmuir is located in southern Siskiyou County, California. It is currently a strong tourism destination in Northern California as visitors enjoy fishing, skiing, climbing, or sight-seeing. During steam engine days, it was notable for being the site of an important Central Pacific (and later Southern Pacific) railroad yard, where extra steam locomotives were added to trains to get them through the grade to the north. Castle Crags State Park is just one exit south of Dunsmuir on I-5.
Dunsmuir Fast Facts:
Population - 1923~
Elevation - 2347 ft. ~
Size – 1.8 square miles
Avg. Annual Rainfall - 60 inches Avg. Snowfall - 10 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 82.5 Avg. Winter Temp – 23.5
In 1836, Steven Meek, (a trapper and guide,) was among the first Euro-American men to visit Scott Valley or "Beaver Valley," as it was then known. In 1853, a Mr. Bauer and others built a sawmill near the center of the present town, operated by way of a ditch from Etna Creek. In 1855 a flour mill, known as the Rough and Ready Mill was built where the City Hall now stands. A town by the same name grew up around the mill. Disastrous floods in 1853 and 1861 destroyed another town of Aetna Mills, which had been situated about one and a half miles south of town. Many of the survivors of the flood moved to Rough and Ready, bringing their post office with them. Much confusion ensued from the fact that the town was called Rough and Ready, while the post office remained Aetna Mills. Soon the town became called Aetna Mills, then in 1874, Etna Mills. In 1940, the legislature officially named the town simply "Etna."
Etna Fast Facts:
Population - 781~
Elevation - 2936 ft. ~
Size – 1 square mile
Avg. Annual Rainfall - 17 inches Avg. Snowfall - 11 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 74 Avg. Winter Temp – 22.5
Fort Jones takes its name from the frontier outpost once located less than a mile to the south of the city's corporate limits. The fort at Fort Jones was established on October 18, 1852, named in honor of Colonel Roger Jones, the Adjutant General of the Army at that time, and continued to serve Siskiyou County's military needs until the order was received to evacuate some six years later. Fort Jones ceased to exist as a military garrison on June 23, 1858.
Fort Jones Fast Facts:
Population - 781~
Elevation - 2762 ft. ~
Size – .6 square miles
Avg. Annual Rainfall – 18.5 inches Avg. Snowfall - 13 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 71 Avg. Winter Temp – 31
Happy Camp is located in northwestern Siskiyou County deep in the heart of the Klamath National Forest and on the banks of the Klamath River at the confluence of Indian and Elk Creeks. The people of the Karuk Tribe, meaning “upriver” people, have lived here for centuries. In July 1851 a group of prospectors arrived from downriver, prospecting as they came and made camp here. They named the camp “Happy Camp” and that became the name of the town that grew up here. Miners at Thompson Creek area saw a large, ape-like creature which scared the Chinese miners, so that they wouldn’t go back to work for days. Today modern “Bigfoot” teams camp out and look for the legendary creature with modern technology.
Happy Camp Fast Facts:
Population - 1,143 ~
Elevation - 1,160 ft.~
Avg. Annual Rainfall – 52.5 inches Avg. Snowfall - 20.5 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 73 Avg. Winter Temp – 39
Nestled on the Southern slope of beautiful Mt. Shasta, McCloud offers family fun and year-round recreation opportunities! McCloud is a company-built mill town rich in history. The Heritage Museum takes visitors through 100 years of timber and railroad history. McCloud is located on highway 89 and is part of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and the All American Road.
Montague was built as a stop on the California-Oregon railroad, by the Prather Brothers. One account says that the town was named after a railroad engineer. According to Gudde, the town was named after a hardware merchant and prominent San Franciscan, S.S. Montague, by the railroad. The post-office was established in 1887. Stage service was provided from Montague to Yreka, which was eventually supplanted by the Yreka-Western railroad.
Montague Fast Facts:
Population - 1456~
Elevation - 2539 ft. ~
Size – 1.8 square miles
Avg. Annual Rainfall – 12.1 inches Avg. Snowfall - 9 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 72.5 Avg. Winter Temp – 33.8
Steeped in nature and history, Tulelake is a unique community in Siskiyou County . Geologists revere the area for its volcanic history which includes the Lava Beds National Monument, housing many natural lava tubes and also the site of the Modoc Indian War of 1863. Historians find the area steeped in history including the pre-history of Petroglyph Point, the history of John C. Fremont and Kit Carson's explorations, the Applegate Trail, and the World War II Tulelake Segregation Center National Historic Landmark where in 1942 Japanese Americans were detained after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Naturalists enjoy the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge and the millions of birds that migrate through each spring and fall and thousands that stay all year.
Tulelake Fast Facts:
Population - 1020~
Elevation - 4035 ft. ~
Size – .4 square miles
Avg. Annual Rainfall – 10.1 inches Avg. Snowfall - 18 inches
Avg. Summer Temperature - 83.5 Avg. Winter Temp – 21.5