Redding, California, a city with a small town feel and a mecca for outdoor activity–hiking, climbing, boating, biking, swimming…the list goes on and on! The city of Redding sprang out of an area called “Poverty Flats,” and was first settled by early California pioneers. Hudson’s Bay Company trappers and members of the American Settlers passed through the site of Redding while traveling along the Siskiyou Trail.
This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide explores the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region and introduces guests such as Redding Historian Doni Chamberlain and State Park Superintendent Lori Martin.
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Danica Willis, Whiskeytown Recreational Area park ranger, tells the story of Whiskeytown, a once-bustling mining town that now lies at the bottom of a reservoir. She also talks about how the surrounding trails and open space are a great place to cool off on a hot summer day!
Gerry Gray, deputy fire chief, explains what he means when he calls Redding a “gem.” Hint: it has to do with something unexpected at the airport.
Doni Chamberlain, ANewsCafe.com founder and historian, describes Shasta Cascade’s “wow factor,” and why she calls Redding home.
Lori Martin, state park superintendent, shares why Redding is the hub of the state parks in the Shasta Cascade region, and gives us the skinny on the very best month of the year for seeing fall colors in the parks.
John Martin Streeby, a Redding steel artist, describes Redding’s commitment to art in pubic spaces and gives us the locations of pieces all over the city.