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Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:24 AM

100 homes burned in Weed, CA ( a very cute little mountain town)

We stopped there for lunch on our way to Washington state.. and ended up spending a few hours wandering around their quaint downtown area..


http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/

WEED, Siskiyou County (CBS / AP) A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze that surged toward and through it through timberland.

The town sawmill caught fire, and a Catholic church was destroyed.

The blaze erupted at around 1:30 p.m. south of Weed, a scenic town of nearly 3,000 located about 50 miles south of the Oregon border and about half way between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.

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Reply 100 homes burned in Weed, CA ( a very cute little mountain town) (Original post)
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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:47 AM

1. How did they come up with the name Weed when the town

 

was founded?

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:50 AM

2. Abner Weed

I think that was his name.. There looked to be a lot of residents who chose to live there for "other reasons"..

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:28 AM

3. My mother began her teaching career there in 1929

She had to be single and walk on the sunny side of the street, so as not to be mistaken for a "shady lady".

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