14 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(35.56 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

The Tribune photo, dated October 25, 1953, has the following caption attached to the back: "These whirling dervish stairs have given Weaverville in Trinity County a unique name among California's gold rush towns. A number of these staircases can be found there." This is the same staircase shown in 2000.1.1271, except that the view in this photo is from under the house, looking out to the street. At left, in the background there is an [All]state Insurance office. At right a man is working with something in the bed of his pickup truck [A circular staircase is a well-used architectural feature where space for a straight staircase is limited. What is the uniqueness of Weaverville's? JM 11/14/2000]

Used: Oakland Tribune

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