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Delamar

Nearby Sallee and South Sallee

1900 - Established as a community in 1900 and located in the Pittsburg Mining District of Shasta County (along Squaw Creek) and about 30 miles northeast of Redding. Named for Captain Joseph DeLamar (1843-1918) the community came about as housing and services for the laborers of the Bully Hill Mine purchased by DeLamar from James Sallee (1849-1916). Delamar had communities of the same name in Idaho and Nevada also serving his mining holdings.

1900 April 1, Red Bluff Daily News, A town has been located and laid out at the Delamar smelter up in Shasta, which will be called Sallee.~

1902 July 11, Los Angeles Herald, FIFTEEN HOUSES BURNED, News has been received of a serious fire in the town of Delamar [Shasta County.]  As a result of the explosion of a lamp in McConnell's Saloon, a fire was started that comsumed fifteen houses in the upper portion of the mining camp before it was brought under control. The loss is estimated at $20,000.~

1906 July 27, Sacramento Union, The proposed railroad connection between the smelter camps of De La Mar and Kennet, a distance of eighteen miles, begins to look like a reality. Manager W.D. Riordan of the Bully Hill mine has announced that the road will be built.~

1911 August 15San Francisco Call, DELAMAR BEREFT OF RESIDENCES BY FIRE - TOWN HAD SIMILAR VISITATION ONE YEAR AGO WITH GREAT LOSS - The Methodist Episcopal church and 12 small dwellings in the northern part of this town were destroyed by fire late today. The total loss was about $6,500. This fire robbed the town of virtually all of its residences. A year ago all of Delamar's business houses and several dwellings were burned.~

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