55 on Highway 45
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Due west of the Buttes is the charming little town of Colusa, county seat of Colusa County. Just before Colusa, on the west side of the road is the most enchanting little shrine. The memorial plague reads, “‘Little Shrine’ Site of the first Catholic Mass in Colusa County May 1856. Dedicated by Colus Parlor No 194 Native Daughters of the Golden West May 1957.” Next to the almost microcosm of a chapel sits a large white cross with the inscription on its base reading, “Grand Island Cross 1864 Restored in 1924 by The Knights of Columbus Colusa Council No. 2145.”
Part of a continuing series of six standalone photos from a journey in February, 2011.
See Stand Alone #002: Highway 45 for the introduction and background to this series.