Complete with all the trappings of a Wild West gold-mining town, Yreka was incorporated in 1857. Within six weeks of the discovery of gold in 1851, over 2,000 miners had arrived, and a town of makeshift wooden and canvas shelters suddenly appeared, forming the beginnings of what was to become the city. Today Yreka is Siskiyou County s government center. Its National Historic District encompasses both a lovely residential section and charming commercial district, offering a glimpse into the late 1800s. The Golden City boasts over 75 structures from the 1800s and early 1900s, wrought by the founders of Siskiyou County s gold, agricultural, and timber industries and preserved by Yreka s community today."
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