Tuesday
Sep172019

"Restructuring"

The Sacramento River Catagory is being Restructured. Please excuse the confusion. You'll find most missing items within the County Headings, usually Shasta County.

Monday
Aug052019

Bridge:  Fann

E. W. Fann = 

1855 December 8, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, on the 1st Monday in February A.D. 1856, for a license for a period of one year, to keep a Toll Bridge across Cottonwood Creek, at a point on said creek where the road leads from Horsetown to Bald Hills and Arbuckle. Signed:  E.W. Fann. Nov 27, 1855.~

Monday
Aug052019

Bridge:  Warner

E.E. Warner = 

1873 November 15, Weekly Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Application of E.E. Warner for franchise to keep a toll bridge across Pit River half mile below mouth of Hat Creek - franchise granted for five years.

Bridge must be substantial and safe, and owner must enter into $3000 bonds - and pay $36. per annum license;

Rates of toll:  six Horse Team $2.00; Four horse Team $1.50; Two Horse Team $.75; Buggy $.75; Horseman $.25; Loose Horses and Cattle per head $.08; Sheep and hogs per head $.03.~

Sunday
Aug252019

Creek: Cow Creek

Cow Creek - Stream:  formed by the confluence of Old Cow Creek and South Cow Creek, flows 14 miles to Sacramento River nearly 4 miles north-northwest of Balls Ferry. Named by John C. Fremont in 1846, for his observance of wild cattle in the area.

Little Cow Creek - Stream:  flows 36 miles to Cow Creek, 3 miles west of Millville.

Cedar Creek flows 13 miles to Little Cow Creek.

Silver Creek flows 5 miles to Clover Creek nearly 6 miles north-northeast of Whitmore.

The streams named Oak Run Creek, Clover Creek, Basin Hollow Creek and Swede Creek also flow into the Cow Creek(s).

To add to the confusion, present day Dry Clover Creek is called North Fork Cow Creek; and, present South Cow Creek is called South Fork Cow Creek.

Saturday
Jul132019

Ferry > Bridge:  Young's

Mr. Young = Alex. Young

1851 August 11, licensed by the Shasta County Court of Sessions for Clear Creek (exact location not specified) for Mr. Young.~

1853 November 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given, that the undersigned will, at the December term of the Court of Sessions, within and for the County of Shasta and State of California, apply for a license to keep a toll bridge across Clear Creek, in Cottonwood Township, in said county of Shasta, at a point on said creek about one mile and a quarter above the mouth of said creek, to which place he is about remaining under a lease from Alex. Young. This bridge is now owned and kept by said Young as a toll bridge near the mouth of said creek. Signed:  Eleazer Gilson. Oct. 29, 1853.~

Wednesday
Dec122012

Ferry(s) > Bridge:  Ball's

H.S. Ball = Henry Seymour Ball (1830-1916) son of Aaron Jerome "A.J" Ball (1803-1863) and Lucretia Blodgett Ball (1806-1850) and younger brother to William Wallace Ball (1826-1888).

N. Ballard =

1858 July 3, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given that the undersigned will make application to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, California, at their next regular term in August, for the renewal of license to keep a public Toll Ferry across Sacramento river at a point where I now reside on said river. Signed:  Henry S. Ball. Sacramento River, July 1, 1858.~

1860 July 21, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the undersigned will make application to the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, California, for a renewal of his Ferry license, for one year, at their next regular meeting in August. Signed:  Henry S. Ball. Ball's Ferry, July 2d, 1860.~

1860, Principal lumber shipping point.

1863 April 11, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given that the undersigned will make application to the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their next meeting, for a license to establish and keep a Public Toll Ferry, for a period of one year, across Pit River, one and a half mile above Silverthorn's Ferry. Signed:  H.S. Ball. Shasta County, Cal., March 24, 1863.~

1863 August 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Ferry License granted to H.S. Ball for 12 months from August 1, 1863.~

1864 May 7, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May term 1864 - ordered that a renewal of ferry license be granted to H.S. Ball, for 5 years.~

1867 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - BIRTHS - at Ball's Ferry, February 7th, the wife of Henry S. Ball, of a son.~

1867 May 18, Shasta Courier, Shsta, California - SOLD OUT - H. S. Ball, Esq., has sold his place on the Sacramento River, and intends removing to Shingletown.~

1868 January 25, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY LICENSE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the board of Supervisors of the county of Shasta, at the February term, 1868, and on the first day of said term, for a license to establish and run a ferry, for ten years, at a point on the Sacramento River, in said county, heretofore known as Ball's Ferry, and about two miles below Davis' Ferry. Signed:  N. Ballard. Dec 23d, 1867.~

1868 February 8, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, Feb 3rd. - The petition of N. Ballard, for license to keep and conduct a ferry across the Sacramento River, at a point known as Ball's Ferry, for a period of ten years, is granted, on condition that he file a bond, duly approved by the County Judge, in the sum of $2500., and that he pay into the county Treasury the sum of eighteen dollars semi-annually, in advance. License to date from Feb. 4, 1868.~

1868 May 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - [gave Wm. W. Ball the same order as McPhee & Smith, for his ferry across the Sacramento River. See Ferry:  McPhee & Smith.]~

1872 April 27, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that at the next regular meeting of the board of Supervisors, I will apply for a license to keep a toll ferry across the Sacramento River for ten years at a point known as Ball's Ferry. signed:  W.W. Ball. Shasta, March 16th, 1872.~

1897 - Ferry replaced by bridge.~

Wednesday
Dec122012

Ferry: Adams > Logan

J.W. Adams = Joseph Wallace Adams

Fountain Lafferty =

H.W. Bragg = Henry W. Bragg

P.D. Logan = Pleasant Dixon Logan

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - DISSOLUTION - The Co-partnership heretofore existing between Lafferty & Adams, in keeping a public ferry and ranching business, was dissolved on the 12th of January, 1861, by mutual consent.

All indebted to the firm will please make immediate payment to Adams & Bragg, who are alone authorized to settle the business of the firm. signed:  Fountain Lafferty. J.W. Adams. Oakley Ferry, Feb. 6, 1861.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - notice is hereby given that we, the undersigned, will apply to the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their next regular meeting on the first Monday in May next, or as soon thereafter as we can be heard, for a License to keep a public Ferry across the Sacramento River at the point heretofore known as Haycraft & Lafferty's Ferry. Signed:  Joseph W. Adams. Henry W. Bragg. January 19, 1861.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California -Board of Supervisors Meeting - Ordered that Messrs. Adams and Bragg be granted a license to keep a toll ferry across the Sacramento river until the 2nd day of May, 1861.~

1861 May 11, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May 6th - Ferry licenses granted to...Adams & Bragg...~

1863 August 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - DISSOLUTION - The co-partnership heretofore existing between J.W. Adams and H.W. Bragg, under the firm name of Adams and Bragg, is dissolved by mutual consent. 

The ferry known as Adams' Ferry, at "Oakley Ranch," will be continued by J.W. Adams, who will remain upon the ranch.

All persons indebted to the company will please call and settle with J.W. Adams, he being the legal owner of said claims, and those having demands against the company will present them to him for settlement. Signed:  J.W. Adams. H.W. Bragg. -Red Bluff, July 21, 1863.~

1864 June 4, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - BELLIGERENT - In the early part of the week Mr. Justice Ward issued process for the arrest of a man named Vehon for threats to kill, and destroy the property of Mr. Adams, of Adams' Ferry, on the Sacramento river. Officers after an absence of thirty-six hours, returned, not having been able to find their man, he being secreted by friends in the vicinity.~

1865 August 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California (from the Board of Supervisors meeting of 7 August 1865) - Ordered, that Auditor issue warrant on General Fund to J.W. Adams, for $21., over plus on ferry license.~

1869 May 8, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - KILLED - At Adams' Ferry, Sacramento river, on Saturday last, John Ringer was kicked in the stomach by a horse and died a few hours afterwards from the effects of the injuries received. Deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 29 years.~

1870 January 22, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Taxes - against J.W. Adams and 320 acres of land on east side of Sacramento River below the mouth of Bear Creek, known as Adams ranch and ferry:  $166.27.~

1871, Adams Ferry has a Shasta County Post Office address of American Ranch which is 24 miles southeast of Shasta. Sacramento River crossing - J. W. Adams, hotel proprietor and general merchandise. Simon Darrah was a lumber dealer at the location. - The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1871-1873~

1878, located 1.25 miles north-northwest of Ball's Ferry at the mouth of Bear Creek. Pleasant Dixon Logan purchased.~

1878 March 23, Weekly Bee, Sacramento, California - Thomas Logan was drowned yesterday at Adams' Ferry, on the Sacramento River, twenty miles above Red Bluff.~

[This would be Thomas Clayton Logan (1854-1878), son of Minerva Petit Logan Robinson (1826 - 1909), sister-in-law to Pleasant Dixon Logan (1825-1899).]

Saturday
Jul272019

Ferry:  Autenrieth

Louis Autenrieth (1832 - 1885) In Shasta and Siskiyou counties from about 1852 until his death in Squaw Valley, Siskiyou County, California on 14 August 1885. He is buried in Yreka, Siskiyou, California. His wife, Bertha Eleanor Gluckel Autenrieth (1842-1917) and eight children survived him.~

1859 June 11, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Dr. Autenrieth - This gentleman, who has been a resident of this place during the past nine months, took his departure for Yreka a few days since, with a view to locate there permanently in the practice of his profession. We regret the loss of Dr. Autenrieth, not only because of his acknowledged skill as a physician, but because of his worth as a man. He leaves a host of friends in Shasta, who wish him well, wherever he may go.~

1868 May 16, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - TOLL ROAD - Dr. Autenreith, a wealthy and enterprising resident of Yreka, has purchased the Sacramento and Soda Springs Toll Road, from Stone and others. A force of thirty men are now employed widening the grade and putting the road in perfect order.~

1872 November 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FERRY LICENSE - Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned will apply to the Hon. Board of Supervisors in and for the County of Shasta, State of California, on the first day of the regular meeting of said Board in November next, at their place of meeting in the Court House, in the town and county of Shasta, for a license to keep a Public Ferry on Pit River, in said county, at a point where the road running via Bass' Ranch and Soda Springs to Yreka, crosses said river. Signed:  L. Autenreith. J.S. Follansbee, Attorney for applicant. Shasta, Sept 28th, 1872.~

1872 November 16, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ordered that L. Autenrieth be granted a franchise for the term of five years to conduct a ferry across Pit River on the road via Bass' ranch and Soda Springs to Yreka, upon filing his approved bond in the sum of $3000.~

1876 October 6, San Francisco Weekly Stock Report and California Street Journal - ...At Dog Creek, the tunnel run in to strike the pay gravel in which L. Autenrieth and Col. Stone are interested, is now nearly completed to permit working, the enterprise costing more than was first anticipated on account of finding more water than was expected. - Yreka Journal, September 16th.~

1885 August 28, Weekly Bee, Sacramento, California - DIED - In Squaw Valley, McCloud River, August 14, Dr. Louis Autenrieth, aged 53 years and 2 days.~

Monday
Jul222019

Ferry:  Ballard

1871 May 13, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ordered that a five years franchise be granted to J.L. Ballard to keep a toll ferry across Pit River on the payment of $36.00 per annum.~

Sunday
Aug182019

Ferry: Boardman & Heughlett

1870 May 14, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ordered that the application of S.J. Boardman and John Heughlett to keep a toll ferry across Pit River for six years from the 1st day of November 1869, be granted, on the terms that the parties file their bond in the sum of $2000., and pay $3. per month, payable quarterly in advance, into the Treasury.~

Tuesday
Jul232019

Ferry:  Clanton

1852 February 2, Marcus J. Clanton issued a license to operate a ferry across Cottonwood Creek. - Way Back When , Myrtle McNamar.~

Saturday
Jul132019

Ferry:  Daingerfield

L. P. Daingerfield = LeRoy Parker Daingerfield, Jr. (1825 - 1904) younger brother to the well-known Judge William Parker Daingerfield (1824-1880). Sons of LeRoy Parker Daingerfield, Sr (1786-1862) and Juliet Octavia Parker Daingerfield (1797-1856).~

R.N. Slack = Robert N. Slack, M.D.

1853 October 22, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that Leroy Daingerfield and R.N. Slack will make application, at the next December term of the Court of Sessions to be held in and for the county of Shasta, State of California, for a license to establish and keep a Public Ferry across the Sacramento River, in said county, at a point opposite the ranch of said Slack & Daingerfield, at the mouth of Bear Creek, and about five miles below the Immigrant Ferry. signed:  Z. Montgomery, Attorney for Applicants, October 22, 1853.~

1853 December 7, Ferry across the Sacramento River at the mouth of Bear Creek licensed by the Shasta County Court of Sessions for Daingerfield.~

1854 December 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given, that the undersigned will apply to the Honorable the Court of Sessions for Shasta County, at the next regular term thereof, for license to keep a ferry across the Sacramento River, at a point three miles above Major P.B. Reading's and about four miles below the Emigrant Ferry - the point at the mouth of Bear creek where the present ferry kept by the undersigned now stands. Said license will be sought for twelve months. Signed:  L.P. Daingerfield & Co. Nov 6, 1854.~

1855 June 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May 10, 1855 - Ferry privilege granted to L. P. Daingerfield & Co., 12 months from date.~

Wednesday
Jul242019

Ferry:  Dunn

1858 July 3, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that I will apply to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta county at their August term, 1858, for a license to establish and keep a public Toll Ferry across the Sacramento river at a point between Bull's Bar and mouth of Spring Creek on the road leading from Shasta to Yreka. Signed:  James Dunn.~

Wednesday
Jul102019

Ferry: Emigrant > Wells

Drury D. Harrill =

Samuel Francis =

Charles Smith =

A.S. Wells, Captain A.S. Wells = Ashbell Shipley Wells (1814-1863); born in Maine. Served in the Military for about ten years. Came to California via Yuba (1852) and Shasta County by 1853/54. Purchased the Government Ferryboat that was operating at the Emigrant Road/Sacramento River landing (1854). His untimely and unfortunate death occurred in Red Bluff, having been in an altercation with V.E. Geiger over the Generals Rosencrans and Bragg. Geiger slapped and then stabbed Wells with a knife. This took place on the night of the 13th October 1863 in front of the Magnolia Saloon in Red Bluff. On the 16th Captain Wells passed away. Being a member of the Shasta Lodge No. 57, I.O.O.F., the Lodge in Red Bluff took over his body and funeral rites and buried him in the Red Bluff Cemetery.~

Eliza Wells = Eliza Carpenter Wells (1828-1856); Married A.S. Wells on 21 December 1854 in Shasta County; applied for Sole Trader Certificate in ____. Died at her home, Wells Ferry, on 28 April 1856.~

Mary Ann Wells = Mary Ann MeGee Wells (1821-1870); Married A.S. Wells on 24 June 1857. Gave birth to daughter, Philomena Wells in 1858 and possibly another child, as it was reported when A.S. Wells died in 1863 he left a wife and two children. Mary Ann ran the ferry for awhile, but it was all too much and she leased it to Dr. Louis Autenrieth. Upon her death in January 1870, the property and ferry went up for sale and it appears William Jackson purchased it.~

L. M. Autenrieth = Dr. Louis M. Autenrieth

Wm. Jackson = William Jackson

1852, A license wa granted to Drury D. Harrill & Company [Samuel Francis and Charles Smith] to operate a ferry across the Sacramento River at the mouth of Cow Creek. This was known as the Emigrant Ferry, and best served the travelers coming in from the east via Noble's Emigrant Trail, on the last lap of their journey from Fort Reading to Shasta. - Way Back When, Myrtle McNamar, 1952 ~

1854 August 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - The government Ferry Boat, now at the Emigrant ferry, is offered for sale to the public on the following terms, viz:  Sealed offered addressed to the subscriber will be received at this office, until the 15th of August inclusive, for the purchase of the above. Terms, cash on delivery. Sale not positive, as the Government reserves the right of rejecting all the offers, should they not be deemed sufficiently high. In case of sale, the highest bid will be accepted.

Description:  The boat is 50 feet long, 16 feet wide, sides 2 feet high, with also 2 feet high. Rollers at each end of the railing to raise the aprons. Aprons 3 feet wide, and secured to the boat by 4 heavy strap hinges each. The boat has been in use for about 18 months, and only used for Government purposes. It has lately been thoroughly overhauled and put in excellent order, and is built in the most substantial manner.

A large rope, also in excellent order, and 7 blocks, with the necessary small ropes for working the boat, will be sold with it, in case the sale takes place. Signed:  Morris S. Miller, Capt. A.Q.M, Assistant Quartermaster's Office, Fort Reading, Cal., July 12, 1854.~

1854 November 18, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the undersigned will apply to the Judge of the District Court of the 9th Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the county of Shasta, at the November term of said Court, for a renewal of License to keep a public Ferry across the Sacramento River, at a point about 5 miles below the mouth of Clear Creek, at the crossing of the emigrant trail, being the same place where my ferry is now established. Signed A.S. Wells, Emigrant Ferry, Oct 26, 1854.~

1854 December 16, Shasta Courier, Shasta, california - District Court, November Term, 1854 - McMurtry, solicitor - Extension of ferry license to A.S. Wells. Bond $2500, and license tax $6. per month.~

1856 January 19, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given to all whom it may concern that the undersigned will apply to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, on the 4th day of February, A.D. 1856, for a renewal of license to keep for a period of one year a public Ferry across the Sacramento River in said County, at a point on said stream, known as the Emigrant Ferry, about four miles below the mouth of Clear Creek. Signed:  A.S. Wells, Emigrant Ferry, Jan 9, 1856.~

1856 April 30, Sacramento Daily Union - DIED - At the Emigrant Ferry on the Sacramento River, in Shasta County, April 28th, after a short illness, Mrs. Eliza Wells, wife of Capt. A.S. Wells, aged 28 years.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta California (Board of Supervisors Meeting) A license was granted to A.S. Wells to keep a public toll ferry across the Sacramento River for one year.~

1862 February 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - board of Supervisors - Commissioners were appointed to establish a road from Reading to the road leading from Wells' Ferry.~

1862 April 19, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned will apply to the board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at thew May term of said Board,, for a renewal of his ferry license across the Sacramneto river, at the old stand. Signed:  A.S. Wells. April, 1862.~

1864 March 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Probate Court -  Estate of A.S. Wells - Petition for sale of personal property, and hearing set for 15th Inst.~

1867, July 20, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - I hereby give notice I will apply to the Board of Supervisors, at their next regular term in August next, for a license to keep the old ferry on the Sacramento River, below the mouth of Clear Creek, known as the Old Emigrant Ferry. Signed Mrs. Mary Ann Wells, Wells' Ferry, June 29, 1867.~

1868 February 1, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Delinquent List 1867-1868 - Against Mary Ann Wells, and 160 acres of land on the east side of the Sacramento River, Ferry, & c., $14.00.~

1868 August 1, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - The undersigned willl apply to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, at their next regular meeting, August term, 1868, for a license to keep and conduct a public ferry across the Sacramento river, at a point known as the Wells Ferry. Signed:  L. M. Autenrucht. Shasta, June 23, 1868.~

[Note:  I believe the surname is in error. s/b L.M. Autenrieth for Dr. Louis Autenrieth. See next entry.]

1868 August 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ordered, that L. Autenrieth be allowed to conduct a public ferry at a point known as Well's Ferry, for 27 months, at the rate of $36.00 per annum.~

1870 July 23, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - VALUABLE FERRY PROPERTY FOR SALE - The valuable ferry property known as the Well's Ferry, crossing the Sacramento River on the direct road from Red Bluff to Yreka and Oregon at a point about sixteen miles from Shasta. For terms apply to L. GARRECHT, Shasta. Shasta, July 2, 1870.~

1870 November 19, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their regular term to be held on the first Monday of November, 1870, for a Franchise and License to keep and conduct a Public Ferry across the Sacramento River in said County, at a point on said river known as Well's Ferry. Signed:  William Jackson. Dated Shasta, Sept. 20, 1870.~

1881, History and Business Directory of Shasta County - Advertisement Summarized - Go Via Wells Ferry Located one and one-half miles north of Anderson on the Sacrmaneto River. Frank Perry, Proprietor - Shortest and best route from Anderson, Cottonwood, and all points below to Millville, Shingletown, and all points on the east side of the Sacramaneto River; also to Burney Valley, Fall River Valley, Adin, Alturas and all points in South-East Oregon...

1886 May 12, Sacramento Daily Union - JUBILATION IN SHASTA COUNTY - Anderson, May 11th - The location of the bridge across the Sacramento River here has been decided by the Supervisors to-day, and will be at Wells Ferry. Bells are ringing, whistles blowing, anvils firing, bands playing and everybody cheering.~

1886 July 9 - Shasta - The contract for an all iron bridge over the Sacramento River at Anderson, in this county, was to-day awarded to Captain Burrell of Oakland representing the California Bridge Company. The contract price is [unreadable]. The contract provides for five iron spans crossing the entire river. This will be the fifth bridge which this company has built across the Sacramento River, and the people of Anderson and the county generally are well pleased with the action of the Board of Supervisors.~


Thursday
Jul252019

Ferry:  Fender's

1939 June 2, Sacramento Bee - MAN RESCUES WIFE FROM PIT RIVER - Redding, Shasta County, June 2 - Eugene Doll of Redding plunged into the Pit River just as his wife, Anna Doll, was going down for the second time, and rescued her near Fender's Ferry.

Mrs. Doll was attempting to swim the seventy yard stream when she suffered a cramp half way across. Her husband kept her afloat until the arrival of Joseph Yeager in a boat.~

Sunday
Jul142019

Ferry:  Gilbert

1868 December 19, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - LEFT TOWN - J.R. Gilbert, Esq., one of the early pioneers of Shasta, has closed out his business here, purchased the Ball ranch and ferry, on the Sacramento river, and engaged in the occupation of farming and keeping a ferry.~

1869 May 8, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - (Board of Supervisors' Meeting) - Application of J.R. Gilbert [Jonathan Reynolds Gilbert] for a franchise to keep a ferry on the Sacramento River granted for the term of ten years from the 4th day of May, 1869, and that payment of $3.00 per month be required for the privilege of keeping said ferry.~

Thursday
Aug232012

Ferry: Government 

1854, In Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts 1853-54 edited by Robert W. Frazer:

". . .There is a ferry over the Sacramento River eight miles to the northward [from Fort Reading], belonging to this department, that has been offered for sale, very properly."

Sunday
Jul142019

Ferry: Green > Nichols > Reid

B.W. Green = 

W.H. Sease = 

Elmus Nichols = 

E.A. Reid = Edward Alexander Reid (1825-1902) Possibly born in Tennessee. Died in Shasta County, California. Buried in Redding Memorial Park.

Bro. = A.J. Reid

1854 November 18, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the undersigned will apply to the Judge of the 9th Judicial District of the State of California, on some day of the next regular term of the District Court for Shasta County, (said term to commence on the 27th day of November A.D. 1854) for a License to establish and keep, for the period of one year, a Toll Ferry across the Sacramento River in said county, at a point on said river where the main road leading from Shasta to Oak Run, &c., crosses said stream. Signed:  B.W. Green. W.H. Sease. Shasta, Oct. 28, 1854.~

1855 December 8, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the undersigned will apply to the board of Supervisors of Shasta County, on the 27th day of December, A.D 1855, for a renewal of license to keep, for the period of one year, a public Toll Ferry, six miles from Shasta, and known as Green & Sease's Ferry, in said County, at a point on the Sacramento River leading to Cow Creek, Oak Run, Etc. Signed:  Green & Sease. Shasta, Dec 1, 1855.~

1858 October 30, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned will make application to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, Cal., at their next regular term in November, for a renewal of license to keep a public ferry across the Sacramento River at a point known as Green's Ferry, on main road leading from Shasta to Cow Creek and Oak Run. Signed:  Elmus Nichols. Shasta, Oct. 8, 1858.~

1858 November 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California (Board of Supervisors' Meeting of 1 November 1858) - Renewal of license to Elmus Nichols to keep a toll ferry across the Sacramento, at the place formerly known as "Green Ferry."~

1860 February 4, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will make application to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, at their next regular meeting, for a license to keep a public Ferry, commonly known as Green's Ferry, and lately as Nichols', on the Sacramento River, about six miles south-east of Shasta. Signed:  Reid & Bro. Sacramento River, Jan. 13, 1860.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - (Board of Supervisors' Meeting) - A license was granted to Reid & Bro. to to keep a public toll ferry across the Sacramento river for one year.~

1861 December 14, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - TWO MORE TOWNS - In view of the navigation of the Sacramento river at an early day, the Messrs. Reid have laid off a town, or rather two towns, at their ferry, across that stream, near this place. The one on the West side of the river is called Union City, the one on the Eastern and opposite side is called Lincoln. It is proposed to remove the obstructions between these points and Latona, thus making uninterrupted navigation from Sacramento City. Mr. Baggs has the maps of the towns of Lincoln and Union.~

1863 January 31, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY LICENSE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will make application to the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, Cal., at their next regular term in February, for a renewal of license to keep a public Toll Ferry across the Sacramento River, at the point known as Reid's or Middle Ferry. Signed E. A. Reid. Jan. 8, 1863.~

1863 November 14, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - BIRTH - At Reid's Ferry, Nov 1st, the wife of C. Clindinen, of a son.

DIED - At Reid's Ferry, Nov. 4th, the infant son of C. Clindinen, aged 4 days.~

1864 February 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ferry License granted to E. A. Reid for ten years from 7th December 1863, upon giving a bond in the sum of $2500., to be approved by the County Judge, and to pay into the County Treasury a license of three dollars per month, and to collect same toll as other ferries on the Sacramento River.~

1866 December 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - KICKED - Last week Mr. John S. Ferrier, of French Gulch, was kicked by a horse while crossing Reid's Ferry, and seriously hurt. He was conveyed to Reid's house and finally restored to consciousness, but will probably feel the effects of the injury for some time.~

1872 August 31, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NEW FERRY - Mr. Reid is now having the lumber sawed for a new ferry on the Sacramento, opposite the new town of Redding and about half a mile from that place. We understand the ferry will be in running order in a week or ten days more.~

1904 July 15, Weekly Searchlight, Redding, California - ...The Reid ferry is now under bond to W.L. Leland, the mining man who has a bond on the Reid farm for dredging purposes. Mr. Leland is now in Nome, Alaska, but he can be communicated with, and no trouble is anticipated in coming to terms with him.

Supervisors Fish, Franck, and Schroter were appointed a committee to undertake negotiations with Mr. Leland and the Bank of Shasta County, the latter being the owner of the Reid Ferry, subject to the Leland bond.~

 

Tuesday
Jul232019

Ferry:  Griffin

1860 October 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that we, the undersigned, will make application to the board of Supervisors of Shasta county, California, at their next regular session, for license to establish and keep a public Toll Ferry across Pit River, at a point about one and a half miles above Kenyon's Ferry. Signed:  John Griffin & Co., Pit River, September 26, 1860.~

Monday
Aug052019

Ferry: Harmon & McGowan

1858 January 2, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will make application to the board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their regular session on the first Monday in February next, for a license to establish and keep, for the period of one year, a pulic Toll Ferry across Pitt River, at a point one mile or more above Griffin's Ferry. Signed:  F.A. Harmon, A. McGowan. Pitt River, Nov. 30, 1857.~