Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Last Jewish Grave in Shasta, CA


State officials rerouted Highway 299 just west of Shasta to preserve the grave of pioneer baby Charles Brownstein, the only remaining grave in what was once the only Jewish cemetery in this area.
Photo courtesy of Dottie Smith (Redding.com)
Shasta, CA was little known before it rapidly grew during the gold rush in 1857. Redding.com has an interesting story about the Shasta Jewish Cemetery that was established that year. The grave of pioneer baby Charles Brownstein, is the only remaining grave in what was once the only Jewish cemetery in this area.
The IAJGS Cemetery Project has a brief summary here and I also found some interesting pictures here.

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