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Canon City

CANON is Spanish for narrow watercourse in the mountains. Americans converted the spelling to CANYON.

1856 April 5, Post Office established as Canon City, Trinity, California, located on Canon Creek 18 miles northeast of Weaverville. 

Brackett F. Channell, First Postmaster.

1857 February 18, John Callagan, Postmaster.

1857 November 6, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Weaverville.

1885 April 2, San Francisco Bulletin - Mining Camps - Canon City is on Canon Creek, about eighteen miles north and west of Weaverville. The creek upon which it is situated is said to possess one of the best water rights in the county, being so situated as to allow of a ditch being taken out high enough up to cover a great scape of mining territory.~

1903 June 11, San Francisco Call, CHINESE UNEARTH DEAD MAN'S WEALTH - A number of Chinese miners at Canyon City, an abandoned town in Trinity County, dug up a cigar box to-day in which was $5000 in gold. Thirty-two years ago Canyon City was a thriving mining town. Jacob Killenger lived there and was killed by a cave-in at a mine. He was believed to have considerable money, but the administrator of the estate could find none of it. The Chinese are believed to have discovered the buried treasure of the dead man.~

1915, Mines and Mineral Resiurces of Shasta County, Siskiyou County, Trinity County -Canyon Creek Mining District, famous in the early days for its rich placers, both creek and bench, is now being developed for quartz. This creek heads in the Salmon Range in T. 39 N., R. 10 W., and flows south and empties into the Trinity River at Junction City in Sec. 12, T. 33 No, R. 10 W. The formation in this region consists of hornblende schist and granite-porphry. The first quartz location was made in 1889 on the Chloride, now one of the claims of the Globe group.~

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