Pioneer Baby's Grave

California State Historic Landmark 377

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#377 Pioneer Baby's Grave
Charles, infant son of George and Helena Cohn Brownstein of Red Bluff, died December 14, 1864. He was buried near land established by the Shasta Hebrew congregation as a Jewish cemetery in 1857, one of the earliest such cemeteries in the region. Since there was no Jewish burial ground in Red Bluff, Charles' parents made the arduous journey to Shasta to lay their baby to rest. Concern for the fate of the grave led to the rerouting of Hwy 299 in 1923.

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0.75 mi W of Shasta on Hwy 299.

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