Photo Images of Whiskeytown Cemetery at Visitor Center
Contact: Sheila Edridge, (530)396-2353
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has on display a series of photographic images from Whiskeytown’s unique cemetery. Photographer Harvey Spector has produced a sensitive collection of images which both honors the deceased and gives the viewer an intimate connection to those individuals. Entitled “Saints, Angels, Scoundrels, and Heroes”, the exhibition can be seen now through March 15th at Whiskeytown Visitor Center.
The original cemetery was located above Whiskey Creek road but was moved in 1961 to its present location within Whiskeytown National Recreation on Paige Bar Road. The move was done to avoid the cemetery being buried under the rising waters from the damming of Clear Creek. Approximately 80 graves were moved from its former location and the cemetery continues to be used and overseen by the Shasta County Coroners Office.
Spector, a Redding resident, teaches photography at Shasta College and has a commercial photography business. He was raised in Los Angeles, educated in France, and is a graduate from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
The visitor center is located on the corner of Highway 299 West and Kennedy Memorial Drive and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information please call 246-1225.
Did You Know?
Shasta Bally is the highest point in Whiskeytown at 6199 feet. Snow can usually still be seen through June.