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Jun082010

Battle Creek

Also see "Battle Creek" under Tehama County.

1832, The stream was first called Sycamore Creek in 1832, and John C. Fremont called it Noza or Nozi Creek in 1846.  After, perhaps more than one White Man/Indian skirmish along the stream people began calling it Battle Creek.

The Battle Creek Community commenced in the 1850's with Alexander Love, Samuel Sheldon, Dr. James F. Winsell and others taking up residence near the Sacramento River and what was once an island that became known as Bloody Island.~

1865, The Battle Creek Post Office was established 14 Sep 1865 and discontinued 25 February 1877 when the mail went to the Ball's Ferry Post Office. The Battle Creek post office was actually located in Tehama County.~

1877, Per the Great Register for the County of Shasta, California:  181, William Marshall BALES, Indiana, Carpenter; 182, Bowater BALES, North Carolina, Carpenter; 333, William Henderson COFFEY, Indiana, Farmer~

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