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Near Anderson in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dersch Homestead
 
Dersch Homestead Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
1. Dersch Homestead Marker
 
Inscription. Here in 1850 "Doc" Baker established a stopping place for emigrants on what became known as the Nobles Trail. George and Anna Marie Dersch bought out Baker and homesteaded the land in 1861. Tenants of the Dersches were responsible for whipping three indian laborers working on the potato harvest at the ranch. As a result of this incident, Indians raided the property in 1866 fatally wounding Mrs. Dersch. In retaliation, a posse was formed and killed most of the Indians at their Dry Creek camp.

California Registered Landmark No.120
 
Erected by First Registered March 31, 1933. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Shasta Historical Society, the Hollis Moss Historical Fund and Trinitarianus Chapter #62 E Clampus Vitus May 15, 1999. (Marker Number 120.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.173′ N, 122° 9.052′ W. Marker is near Anderson, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Dersch Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson CA 96007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, as the crow flies
 
Dersch Homestead Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
2. Dersch Homestead Marker
 
. Fort Reading (approx. 4.2 miles away); Balls Ferry (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of Reading Adobe (approx. 7.1 miles away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 8.2 miles away); Anderson Historic Fire Station (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Flume (approx. 8.6 miles away); California – Oregon Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); Nobles Trail – Charley’s Ranch (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .  Travelin' In Time - History Alive at Pioneer Cemetery. Interesting information on Anna Marie Dersch, (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Dersch Homestead Road Directional Sign image, Click for more information
By Brian Smith
3. Dersch Homestead Road Directional Sign
This sign is part of the personal road sign collection of Brian Smith. He also contributed the following information:
Erected by the California State Automobile Association in 1937 and was the first generation sign used for Historical Landmarks. It contained two auto club logos and the state seal.
Click for more information.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then. Last updated on July 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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