WEAVERVILLE, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Weaverville is the county seat of Trinity County, California. Weaverville is the largest town (population 3,600) in the fourth least populated county in California. Located on Highway 299, Weaverville is 43 miles west of Redding and 103 miles east of Eureka.
The first residents of Trinity County were the Hupa people.The Hupa lived in the fertile Hoopa Valley along the Trinity River and the Hyampom Valley on the South Fork – some of the few flat lands in a region otherwise dominated by rugged mountains.
The abundant salmon, steelhead and sturgeon runs in the Trinity River were central to the lives of indigenous peoples along the entire length of the river. Fishing provided their primary sustenance as well as goods for trade.
Because of the geographic isolation of their homeland, the Hupa had few interactions with early European explorers, although they later came in conflict with miners looking for gold. Even after California became a US state in 1850, the Hupa continued to live on their traditional lands and were eventually granted a reservation here in 1876. They are the only Native American group in California to retain most of their original territory; today, the Hoopa Valley Reservation is the largest and most populous in the state.
Weaverville was founded in 1850 as a byproduct of the California Gold Rush. Named for John Weaver, the camp of forty-niners was the political as well as the commercial and entertainment center of Trinity County.
Soon after the town was officially incorporation in 1855 and after the election of city officials, the town’s development took off. Determining that the grounds were completely worked out, miners who were of European descent abandoned the area. The Chinese miners then essentially complete took over work in the Weaverville mines. It was common practice for Chinese miners to move into these “worked out” areas and continue working the land. The mines were far from depleted of wealth, and Weaverville quickly became a center for mining in California.
The new Chinese settlers established a Chinatown, complete with four stores, four gambling saloons and a restaurant. A Chinese temple called the “Joss House” was constructed in 1853. A fire destroyed the church in 1869 and was rebuilt in 1874. The Joss House is the oldest, continually used Chinese temple in the State of California and has been made a State Historic Landmark.
The Historic District of Weaverville is centered on four blocks on Main Street (Highway 299) and is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are over 35 marked old buildings to explore.
Representative buildings within the Historic District, in all about 25 buildings – include most of the architectural styles common to the Northern California gold mining towns of the 19th Century. Wood two-story residences, wooden church, brick single- and two-story commercial building, and lodge halls. Some buildings possesses the unique spiraling iron stairways to give access to second floors in separate ownership.
Today, logging and tourism are the economic mainstays of Weaverville. Weaverville is close to both Trinity Lake and Whiskytown Lake as well as the Trinity River. All draw campers, boaters, and anglers. Whiskytown lake is know for its deep clear waters, Trinity Lake for house boating, speed boating, and waterskiing, and Trinity River for its whitewater rafting.
PREVALENCE OF WEAVERVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
Weaverville (Trinity County) mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:
- Trinity County Water District
- Trinity Dam
Weaverville and Trinity County mesothelioma cases can involve industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:
- Construction Workers
- Flooring Installers
- Foundry Workers
- Home Repair
- HVAC Repair
- Iron Workers
- Machine Operators
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
Asbestos exposed workers in Trinity County mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Trinity County. These Trinity County treatment facilities include:
- Trinity Hospital
EXPERIENCE OF WEAVERVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California. The Kazan mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout Trinity county and California.
Over the last four decades, the Kazan firm has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including the Weaverville area.
CONTACT THE WEAVERVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Weaverville/Trinity County. We can be reached 24/7. To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.