City of the Month
Congratulations to our March City of the Month, Crescent City! Laid out in 1853 and considered the gateway to the northern gold fields, Crescent City boasted a population of 7,643 people as of 2010. In addition to having several active local history organizations, Crescent City is also home to a least two shipwreck memorials, and a historic lighthouse. If you are looking for exciting local history resources in the California History Section's rich collections, then check out what we have for this county!
In July of 2018, in an effort to better support the work of local governments and historical societies in promoting and preserving the past, the California History Section started the City of the Month program as a companion to our County of the Month program. This recognition honors the diverse character of California's many cities while providing research tips to individuals interested in finding out more about California local history. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us.