Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. It lies along the Sacramento River, which provided transportation and power in its early years. Interstate 5 bisects the entire city from the south to north before it approaches Shasta Lake, located about 15 miles (24 km) north of downtown. Redding has a population of 89,861 and is the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region, and it is the fourth-largest city in the Sacramento Valley, behind Sacramento, Elk Grove, and Roseville.

Redding in The Hot WarEdit

Redding was the location of the closest hospital to the town of Weed. It was still an eighty mile drive, and Weed didn't have an ambulance service, either,[1] until May, 1952, when the lumber companies that effectively ran Weed bowed to popular pressure and collectively purchased one.[2]

Redding was also one of the few towns with a radio station near Weed.[3]


  1. Fallout, loc. 4583, ebook.
  2. Ibid., loc. 6905-6966.
  3. Armistice, loc. 1537, loc.