CLIMATE: Mild winter, hot
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
|COMMENTS: Existed as early as 1849,
but probably even earlier, then seriously settled in 1872 when the
railroad arrived. Became the agricultural center of the county. Main
industry is still agriculture. Lots of cows, cowboys and cowdogs around!
The West Coast's largest cattle auction yard is in Cottonwood. Front
Street, the main part of downtown, is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. Easy to find off Interstate 5. Just take either Bowman or
Gas Point Road and follow the signs to the historic district.
REMAINS: All of the buildings listed on the National Register are
still there. The only difference is the train depot which was put on skids
and moved a short distance down Front Street. When you're there, you feel
like you've stepped back in time. It looks just like its right out of the
wild wild West. And, it comes complete with the OK Corral Bar down on Main