2 Historic Walking Tours – Feb. 11, 2017

eaton House

Historical Walking Tour of Westside Redding at 1:00 PM

Meet at the Behrens-Eaton House Museum to tour Chestnut and West Streets and view their beautiffuly restored homes.  Mike Grifantini and Sue Lang will guide this tour that spans a range of topics from home architecture and architects to the well-known people that lived in these homes in the “olde days” to the connection bvetween Redding and the creation of Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The walk will cover about 3/4 of a mile on relatively flat to slightly sloping sidewalks.

Historical Walking Tour of the Redding Railroad Reservation at 3:00 PM

Meet at the Amtrak Station 200 yards northwest of the Lorenz Hotel.  Mike Grifantini will lead this exploration of the oldest part of downtown Redding.  Redding was created because of the railroad and this tour focuses on the area that sprang upp quickly after the railroad reached here in 1872.  We will see the locations of many “first”, including the first store, fire station and post office, as well as part of the city’s early red light district and Chinatown.  Of course the story of the Ruggles Brothers will be explained and participants will see where all of the nastiness really happened!  The walk will cover slightly over one mile of flat ground on sidewalks.

Both tours are sponsored by the Behrens-Eaton House Museum, will take approximately 1 1/4 hours and will proceed in any weather other than heavy rain.  These tours are free but the guides request that participants make a donation to the museum.

Date:  February 11, 2017

Time:  1:00 PM & 3:00 Pm

Where:  1:00 Tour / 1520 West St. &  3:00 Tour / Amtrak Station

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