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Charles Brownstein grave

This out of place grave is located along Highway 299 just west of Shasta, California.  Charles Brownstein was an infant now known historically as the pioneer baby grave.  A plaque reads the following:


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 ardous 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. 

California registered historical landmark No. 377

First registered July 28, 1942.  Plaque placed by the state department of parks and recreation in cooperation with the Shasta Historical Society.  Kevin Hollis Moss historical fund and trinitarianus chapter 62, E Clampus Vitus, July 28, 1990.


During the summer of 2018, the Carr Fire ripped through here, incinerating everything in sight (many structures included), making it clear to the city limits of Redding & burning 229,561 acres of dry manzanita & ghost pine setting.  This region is now much more exposed than before.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 01/01/2020
Uploaded: 03/01/2020


Tags: charles brownstein; grave; out of place graves; california; shasta; carr fire; charred; woods; hebrew; jewish; highway 299
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