Tuesday
Jul302019

Ferry:  Jackson

Ferry across the Sacramento River near American Ranch.

1872 April 20, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - PIGS - Wm. Jackson, of Jackson's Ferry, has some Chester White pigs, full-blood, for sale. Jackson imported the original stock from Ohio at considerable expense, but he is willing to sell pigs as cheap as possible in order to aid in the introduction of fine hogs into this county.~

1872 May 12, Sacramento Daily Union - Shasta County - The Courier of May 11th chronicles these items:  ...A terrific whirlwind passed by Jackson Ferry, on the Sacramento, a few days ago.~

Sunday
Jul142019

Ferry: Johnson > Davis

1855 June 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May 1855 - Ferry privilege granted to Johnson & Wythe across Sacramento River 12 months.~

1859 August 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - DEAD - Robert Carlyle, formerly of New Jersey, recently in the employ of Mr. Johnson, of Johnson's Ferry, was thrown from his horse a few days ago, and so seriously hurt, that on Thursday night he died from concussion of the brain.~

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 Johnson's Ferry, on the Sacramento river near the Canon House. Signed Gilman Davis. Sacramento River, Jan. 28th, 1860.~

1861 February 2, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY License -Notice is hereby given, that I will make application to the honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, Cal., at their next regular term in February next, for a renewal of license to keep a Toll Ferry across the Sacramento River, at the point known as Davis Ferry. Signed:  Gilman Davis. Jan 15, 1861.~

1861 February 2, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that I will make application to the Board of Supervisors, at their next regular term in February, to have a new road that I have opened declared a public highway, commencing about 50 rods beyond the Four Mile House, and running in an easterly direction to Davis's Ferry; thence from Ferry, same direction to Cow Creek, crossing Cow Creek at a ranch owned by Clark; then running up Cow Creek to Gawn's mill. Signed:  Gilman Davis. Jan. 15, 1861.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California (Board of Supervisors)  Ferry license was granted to Gilman Davis.

Also, Ordered that a new road district be established, commencing at the Four Mile House, and running to Davis' Ferry, to be known as Dist No.__, and John Dinsmore be appointed overseer.~

1862 February 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - License granted to Gilman Davis for ferry across the Sacramento River.~

1863 January 31, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY LICENSE - Notice is hereby given, that I will make application to the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, Cal., at their regular term in February next, for a renewal of license to keep a Toll Ferry across the Sacramento River, at a point known as Davis' Ferry. Signed:  Giilman Davis. Jan. 9, 1863.~

1864 February 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ferry license granted to Gilman Davis for ten years, from 16 th Feb, inst., and ordered to file bond annually in sum of $2,000., to be approved by County Judge, and to pay a monthly license of $3.  To collect same toll as other ferries on Sacramento River.~

1864 February 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California -DIED - At Davis' Ferry, Sacramento River, Feb 5th, Frederick, son of David Lawrence, aged 2 years and 7 months.~

1870 October 22, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - The case between Gilman Davis and others, which L. Hughes appealed from this Court to the Supreme Court. is decided in L. Hughes' favor. Signed:  W.S. Long, Attorney for Hughes. Yours, L. Hughes.~

1871 July 29 & 1871 September 16, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - The undersigned has possession by right of purchase of Gilman Davis, of his Ferry and Ranch on the Sacramento River opposite the Canon road leading to Millville, for the sum of Twenty-one Hundred Dollars in Gold Coin. (as records in Shasta County will show - his name and his wife's name being attached to the same.)

I have a new windlass, a new wire rope and a strong boat, and am prepared to cross anything in my Ferry that comes that way.

N.B - The name of the ferry is changed and called "Millville and Shasta Ferry."

To Rent:  The Ferry and Ranch.

Signed: Laurence Hughes. Millville and Shasta Ferry, July 11, 1871.~

Sunday
Jul212019

Ferry:  Kenyon

1858 March 13, 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 term, on the first Monday in May next, for a license to keep a Public Toll Ferry, to be hereafter known as Kenyon's Ferry, on Pitt River, two miles above the mouth, on the road leading from Shasta to Yreka.  Signed:  Frank Kenyon. Shasta, March 12, 1858.~

1859 May 7, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ferry Licenses granted to... Frank Kenyon ....~

1861 May 11, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May 6th - Ferry licenses granted to Frank Kenyon...~

1865 November 25, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY BOAT GONE - We learn that the boat across Pit River, at Kenyon's Ferry, was carried down stream by the late freshet.~

Saturday
Jul132019

Ferry:  Lean

Spelled Lean, pronounced Lane

1852 December 10, "According to official records Lean Ferry on Cottonwood Creek was licensed.- Way Back When, Myrtle McNamar.~

1853 December 10, Lean's Ferry on Cottonwood Creek near present US Highway 99 and Interstate I-5, licensed by Shasta County Court of Sessions.

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 9th Judicial District of the State of California, on some day of the November term for Shasta County, for license to keep a Public Ferry across Cottonwood Creek for one year, at a point where the public road from Shasta to Tehama, in Colusa County, crosses said stream. All persons interested may appear and resist such application.  Signed:  William Lean. November 1, 1854.~

1854 December 16, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - District Court, November Term, 1854 - Garter, solicitor - Extension of Ferry privilege granted to Wm. Lean. Bond, $4000. and license tax $6. per month.~

1858 May 22, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the undersigned will apply to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, at their May term, 1858, or so soon thereafter as the application can be heard, for a renewal of license to keep a Toll Ferry across Cottonwood Creek, at a point on the main road leading from Shasta to Red Bluffs known as "Lean's Ferry." Signed:  William Lean. April 29, 1858.~

1859 April 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the undersigned will apply to the board of Supervisors of Shasta county, at their May term, for a renewal of license to keep a Toll Ferry across Cottonwood, on the road leading from Shasta to Red Bluffs, known as Wm Lean's Ferry. The said license to continue for a period of one year. Signed:  William Lean. March 27, 1859.~

1859 May 7, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ferry Licenses granted to ...Wm. Lean...~

1862 January 25, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that I will make application to the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, Cal., at the next regular term, on the first Monday of February next, for establishing and keeping a public toll ferry, for six months, across Cottonwood, on the old Shasta and Red Bluff road, at a point heretofore known as Lean's Ferry. signed:  Wm Lean. Jan. 14, 1862.~

1862 February 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - License granted to William Lean to keep a ferry across Cottonwood Creek.~

Saturday
Jul202019

Ferry:  Lockhart

Lockhart Brothers, Twins, Samuel Reuben and Henry A. "Harry"; Born 1822 in Ohio. In Sacramento, California in 1850. Siskiyou County in 1852.

In 1855,  the brothers opened the road known as Lockhart's Road from Red Bluffs to Yreka via Hat Creek and Fall River Valley by joining the Sheep Rock Road of Siskiyou County with the Noble Pass Road south of Old Station, Shasta County.

Before their ferry was built across Fall River, rafts were used. From time to time there was a bridge.

Henry was murdered at the Lockhart Ferry site in December 1856, while Sam was away. When Sam returned to find the atrocity, he went on a killing rampage.

Sam was in Silver City, Idaho in the summer of 1868, when he and several others got into a brawl with shootings and killings. Sam survived and was arrested. He had a gun-shot arm amputated and died 13 July 1868 from the infection. He is buried in Silver City, Owyhee, Idaho.~

1859, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - TOWNSHIP OFFICERS - Lockhart Ferry Township - Justice - J.M. Ford.~

1859 May 7, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ferry Licenses granted to Sam Lockhart...~

1859 August 6, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors -  Election precinct established in Lockhart township, to be called Fort Crook precinct; polls to be held at Wilson's store.~

1859 September 17, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - ACCIDENT - On the 15th inst., John Wood, while blasting a rock near Lockhart's Ferry, on Pit River, had his left hand dreadfully shattered.  A blast not going off from some unaccountable cause, he attempted to make another drill, when the powder ignited, and occasioned the accident.  The physicians are in hopes of saving a portion of the wounded hand.~

1860 February 4, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - The undersigned will apply to the Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their next regular meeting, to be held in Shasta on the first Monday in February next, for a renewal of a license to keep a Public Toll Bridge, for the period of one year, across Pit River, where the road leading from Haycraft & Lafferty's Ferry to Yreka crosses said river, and near the point known as Lockhart's Ferry. Signed:  Sam Lockhart. Pit River, Jan. 1, 1860.~

1860 April 14, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - BRIDGE NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that I will apply to the Hon. Board of Supervisors, in and for Shasta county, at their next regular meeting on the first Monday in May A.D. 1860, for a license to keep a Toll Bridge across Pit River, at or near a point heretofore known as Lockhart's Ferry. Signed:  S.R. Lockhart. Pit River, April 2, 1860.~

1868 August 1, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - DEAD - Samuel Lockhart, formerly a resident of this county, died recently at Silver City, Idaho, from the effects of an amputation of one of his arms, which had previously been injured by a pistol shot received during a street fight.~

Monday
Jul012019

Ferry:  Magee

Magee = William Magee (1806-1892), Surveyor

1864 April 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California FERRY AND ROAD NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that I will, at the expiration of thirty days after the publication of this notice, or as soon thereafter as my application can be heard, make application to the honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, for the license to establish and keep a public ferry across the Sacramento river at the most eligible point above, and within one half mile of the mouth of Cow Creek, where said creek empties into said river.

And at the same time, I will petition the said Board of Supervisors to lay out and declare a public road, commencing on the Shasta and Copper City road, in Bear Valley; thence running south to Cow Creek Valley, and down on the west side of said creek, by the way of Fort Reading, crossing the Sacramento river, and continuing on in a direct line so as to intersect the present Shasta and Red Bluff road at Lean's and Foster's, on Cottonwood Creek. Signed:  William Magee.~

1864 May 7, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California, Board of Supervisor's Meeting for May Term, 1864 - Ordered, that a license be granted to William Magee to keep a public toll ferry across the Sacramento River at a point about one half mile above the mouth of Cow Creek.~

[this connected with the then road to Fall River Valley and beyond. At the same time Magee was a member of a company organized to build a road northward to Copper City. - Judge Richard B. Eaton, The Covered Wagon, 1965.]~

1865 August 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, August Term - Wm Magee presented petition for road from Cottonwood Creek to intersect Red Bluff road near American Ranch. Viewers appointed.~

Monday
Jul222019

Ferry:  McCloud

1869 May 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FELL THROUGH - We learn from Mr. N. Farrington that a heavy freight wagon and six horses fell through a bridge across a creek near the McCloud ferry, on the Yreka road, last Tuesday. Several of the horses were scratched up considerably, and a small portion of the freight was damaged. The accident was caused by the breaking of one of the bridge stringers.~

Sunday
Jul282019

Ferry: McPhee & Smith

1868 May 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California -Board of Supervisors - The petition of McPhee & Smith to keep and conduct a toll ferry across Pitt River, at a point where the Sacramento River and Yreka Turnpike Road crosses said Pitt River, be granted until August, 1868, by said McPhee & Smith giving the usual bond, and they complying with the law, and take out a license at the August term, to cover the time from May 1st, 1868.~

1868 August 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - License granted to McPhee & Smith to conduct a public ferry across Pitt River, at a point where the Sacramento and Soda Springs Turnpike Road crosses said river, upon their paying into the County Treasury the sum of $45. license to commence May 1st, 1868, and expire July 31st, 1869.~

1872 May 18, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - to all it may concern:  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will make application to the hon. Board of Supervisors in and for the county of Shasta, state of California, at their regular meeting in the month of August, for a license to keep a Ferry on the Soda Springs and Pit River Road at a point where the said road crosses Pit River, and formerly known as the old Stone Ferry or the McPhee and Smith Ferry. Signed:  P.G. Strickland. Shasta, May 3rd, 1872.~

Monday
Aug052019

Ferry:  Middlesworth

1861 May 11, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May 6th - Ferry licenses granted to...and P.V. Middlesworth.~

1862 October 25, Shasta Courier, Shasta, Callifornia - FERRY NOTICE - otice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, at their next regular meeting, for license to keep a public ferry across Pit River, at a point about nine miles from Fort Crook, and about 400 yards below the Chalk Bank. Signed:  P.V. Middlesworth, A. Thomas. Pit River, Oct. 1, 1862.~

Saturday
Jul132019

Ferry: Moody & Wood

1853 April 11, The partnership of Moody & Wood licensed a ferryboat on the Sacramento River just below Spring Creek with the Shasta County Court of Sessions.~

Friday
Jul262019

Ferry:  Morehead's

1853 April 30, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California -MOREHEAD'S FERRY - The proprietors of this ferry have no hesitation in recommending it to the traveling public as the best on Pit River. It is directly in track of the miners going to or returning from the Pit River mines, and travelers will find no difficulty in getting ferried over at any hour of the night or day.           Pit River, April 23rd.~

Monday
Aug052019

Ferry:  Mullen

Margaret Mullen = 

1861 November 16, 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 in February, 1862, for a license to keep and conduct a public Toll Ferry across the Sacramento river, at a point on said river known as the landing of the steamer "Belle" and about one and a half miles above Wells' Ferry. Signed:  Margaret Mullen. Shasta, October 21st. 1861.~

Thursday
Jul112019

Ferry:  Peters

Peters = Thomas Peters

1865 August 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California (Board of Supervisors Meeting of 7 August 1865) License granted to Thomas Peters to run a ferry across Fall River, four miles from Fort Crook, for six months.~

Tuesday
Jul092019

Ferry: Pit River > Bridge:  Peck's

1875 August 16, Albert Peck, 34, gave his address as Pit River Ferry. He was a farmer living along the Pit River between what is now Lake Britton and Cayton Valley.

Albert Seymour Peck came to 

 

Wednesday
Dec122012

Ferry:  Roycroft

Roycroft = Stephen Roycroft

1883 June 2, Shasta Courier -The Roycroft Ferry across the Sacramento River will meet a long-felt want and prove a benefit and accommodation to the Anderson, Cottonwood, Millville, Burney Valley, and Fall River country. The site selected is immediately below the mouth of Cow Creek where favorable landings are found.

The new wagon road from Millville to this ferry will be shorter than any other route travelled and avoid the crossing of any creek. It is thought by some that the new ferry will result in such marked benefits that it may be superseded in the near future by a free bridge at or near that point. Indeed, it is intimated that Red Bluff businessmen interested in property in the county stand ready to guarantee the construction of such bridge provided the results expected from the establishment of the ferry follow.~

Wednesday
Jul242019

Ferry:  Rupert's

1858 January 2, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - SALE OF VALUABLE PROPERTY! The undersigned, Administratrix of the Estate of John Rupert, deceased, will sell at private sale, on the premises, by authority of the Probate Court of Shasta County, the following valuable proberty, lying and being in or near Pittsburg, Pitt River Township, via: 

A WATER DITCH, about two miles in length, and commanding a large space of valuable mining ground. 

EIGHT ACRES OF LAND, with improvements.

FERRY ACROSS PITT RIVER, boat in good condition, and a variety of personal property.

Signed:  Susan Rupert, Administratrix, Pittsburg, Dec. 8, 1857.~

Thursday
Jul182019

Ferry:  Sheldon

S.B. Sheldon = Samuel B. Sheldon

1861 November 2, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that I will make application to the Hon. Board of Supervisors, at their next genral meeting held in November, for a license to keep a public toll ferry across the Sacramento river, at or near a point of the landing of the steamer "Belle" about two and a half miles above Wells' Ferry. Signed S.B. Sheldon. Shasta, Oct. 26, 1861.~

1861 November 16, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned will apply, at the next regular meeting of the board of Supervisors for Shasta county, on the first Monday of February, 1862, for a license to establish, construct, and keep a public ferry across the Sacramento River in said county of Shasta, at a point on said river, in Cottonwood township, about one and one-fourth miles below the mouth of Clear Creek, and immediately opposite the town site of Latona. Signed:  Samuel B. Sheldon, Nov. 4th, 1861.~

1862 February 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - License granted S.B. Sheldon to keep a ferry across Sacramento River.~

Sunday
Jul282019

Ferry:  Stone

1860 September 1, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that I, the undersigned, will make application to the honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta county, California, at their next regular meeting in November, for a license to keep a Public Ferry across Pit River, about one mile above Frank Kenyon's Bridge.  Signed:  Loyd Stone. Pit River, Shasta county, Cal. Aug 13, 1860.~

1866 February 24, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - NOTICE - I will make application to the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their next regular meeting, for a continuance of license to keep a public toll ferry at a point on Pitt River known as Stone's Ferry. Signed:  Edward Bolton. Pitt River, Dec. 19, 1865.~

Friday
Aug302019

Ferry:  Strickland

1872 August 17, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - REJECTED - Application for appropriation on roads in Dist. No. 5; and, application of P.G. Strickland for license to establish ferries on Pit and Sacramento rivers.~

Thursday
Aug012019

Ferry:  Swinford

1863 April 25, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the hon. Board of Supervisors, Shasta County, at their next regular meeting for a license to keep a public ferry across Pit River at a point about 2 miles below Dr. Silverthorn's Ferry, and about two miles above the mouth of McCloud River, near Noyes & Conway's logging cabin. Signed:  J.L.H. Swinford. Shasta Co., Pit River, April 6, 1863.~