Dorris is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 amazing and bizarre facts about Dorris, California, United States.
1. Its population is 860 as of the 2020 census, down from 939 from the 2010 census.
2. The town being small, the only attractions are the flagpole and county library.
3. The most notable people who have been residents of Dorris are two athletes who were born here.
4. The town was named in 1907 by the Southern Pacific Railroad for brothers Presley A. and Carlos J. Dorris who raised stock in Little Shasta in the 1860s before moving to Dorris’ Bridge on the Pit River, renamed Alturas, California in 1876.
5. Notable locations in town include the Dorris Branch of the Siskiyou County Public Library, Dorris City Hall, Dorris Fire Department, two schools, the Siskiyou County Dorris-Tulelake Branch Courts and the Butte Valley Museum.
6. Dorris is home to what was once the country’s tallest flagpole west of the Mississippi, and still the tallest west of the Rockies.
7. It is 200 feet (60m) tall, and flies a flag 30 feet (9m) tall by 60 feet (18m) wide.
8. It was surpassed in 2002 by a larger 300 foot pole in Laredo, Texas and in 2014 by a 400 foot pole in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
9. The Butte Valley Unified School District administers the elementary, middle and high school in Dorris.
10. The Butte Valley High School Bulldogs are members of the Evergreen League, a high school sports league whose athletic teams are members of the Northern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.