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Redding City

Redding City Hall is located at 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001; phone: 530-225-4055.

Beginnings [1]

Redding was founded in 1872 and incorporated in 1887 at the northern terminus of the California and Oregon Railroad. The City's early growth was stimulated by the railroad and by the move of the county seat from Shasta in 1884. Mining played a major role in the economic life of Redding around the turn of the century, but it declined as the twentieth century progressed. In 1938, the beginning of construction of Shasta Dam provided another stimulus to growth in Redding. The construction boom after World War II boosted the lumber industry, which became the mainstay of Redding's economy. In more recent years, retail trade, construction, and tourism have become more significant activities as the lumber industry has declined. Redding has become a major regional center for shopping, health care, education, and government. As a result of this, the Redding area has become one of the faster-growing areas in California.

  1. City of Redding, California, General Plan: 2000-2020, http://www.ci.redding.ca.us, accessed February, 2013.
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