Pioneer Baby’s Grave!

Pioneer Baby's Grave
Is there a plaque?  YES! 🙂

What is it? A plaque to mark the burial site of a Jewish pioneer baby!
What makes it historical? The guide says: 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 Highway 299 in 1923.

Other tidbits: That pretty well sums it up!


  • You can volunteer with the Shasta Historical Society!
  • You can donate to the Shasta Historical Society!
  • You can be a responsible visitor! That means respecting the signs and pathways and treating all structures and artifacts with respect! After all, they’ve endured a lot already to make it into the present! They’ll need our help to make it to the future!
How do I find it? Listed Directions:
0.75 mi W of Shasta on State Hwy 299

Actually, it’s 0.5 miles west of Shasta, or 0.2 miles east of the intersection of CA-299 and Rock Creek Road, Shasta, CA 96087!

From Los Angeles: ~551mi (887km) — 9.2hrs
From Sacramento: ~163mi (263km) — 2.8hrs
From San Diego: ~671mi (1080km) — 11.2hrs
From San Francisco: ~224mi (361km) — 3.8hrs

When should I go? Whenever the mood strikes you!

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