my perspective . . .
information came in from the August
person that was Police Chief and butcher (spoken of in the Redding
paper 1971 article) was Mike Hunt. When he saw some one make a
U-TURN on main street you would see him come running out of the
butcher shop with his ticket book in his hand and write them a
ticket." (Chet Eastlick)
Picture of Bill Smith, Mr. Steven's and Mr. Parker is in front
of the Etna Deli.:
" Don and I owned the Etna Deli when that was taken. See
Bill's hat with "88" on it. I had Don's 40th and Bill's
88th surprise birthdays at our old log house in town. I gave Bill
that hat. It says "88 and Great". About 100 people came.
I thought the house was going to fall down! Bill had a ball. The
photo was probably 1984 because Bill died (I think) just before
his 89th b'day (which was in August)." (Jeanie Elam Dickinson)
"Loved the article. By the way my grandfather is in one of
your pictures (Samuel Potter). He was a teacher and is related
on my mom's side of the family. My mom's grandfather ran the butcher
shop in Etna." (Laurie Sweezey)
has certainly changed over the years . . .
photos came from the Bernita Tickner Family Collection:
of Denny-Bar store on left
and looking on down Main Street.
and Etna Hotel on corner where Etna Deli now resides
for the July 4th parade in 1905
Quite a parade!
Chinese Restaurant in early 1900's . . .
Wong Ock Sing Chop House.
Ask Mike & Bev Shafer about it next time you see them . .
maybe they would serve us up some stir-fry!
photo came from the E. W. Herzog Family Collection:
leaving Etna to go over Salmon Mountain
Wilsey Saloon, Miller Hardware (later Eller
Diggles Drug (later Balfrey), Hadcock Hotel.
the barrel over the Saloon door and the way the posts
are painted in front of the Saloon.
From the 2nd photo on this page, it appears
from the painted posts
that the Wilsey Saloon may have been housed in the Etna Hotel
Same painted posts . . . sign replaces the original hanging barrel????
photo came from the Jenner Family Collection:
Sunny day in downtown Etna
Eb thought this was late 1930's, early 1940's . . . anyone have
left is Davie's building that used to house the Laundromat.
Next to it is the Etna Coffee Shop then Dean Kist Liquors,
obviously not the same building as the Kist Building shown above.
I have been told that Dean Kist had two bars in town . . .
one on one side of the street and one on the other.
When asked . . . why two???
He answered . . . 'because not everyone in town wants to drink
with everyone else'!!!!!!
you have more stories on either or both Kist bars, please
let me know.
photo came from Geraldean (Johnson) of her grandparents . . .
& Dean Kist
Building where the Etna Packing Station is now . . .
photo came from the Mary Stephens Waller Family Collection:
in downtown Etna
looking toward Aetna Summit.
Note the Chevron station on the left. Ray Smith's daughter Joanne
and I have been emailing, and she has just sent fabulous photos
so they will be in next 'issue'!
Aug. 9, 2011
to shop locally!
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