View of Rogue Valley from Wagner Butte

Forest House by George F. Wright

                                                         THE FOREST HOUSE
                                             January 19, 1953 by George F. Wright
The Forest House is a ranch home, and in early days a station and stopping place, it is located about five miles southward from Yreka, California, on the road leading over to Scott Valley.
Why the name, the Forest House, I do not know. In any event, it's an old one, having been built in the mid-1850's. In the early days it was a stopping place for all kinds of travel. I have stayed overnight there several times on cattle and horse drives going to Scott Valley. Fred Burton and family owned the ranch then, and someone was telling me a year or so ago, that they still own it. Burton was a member of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors a few years ago.