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Near Alturas in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chimney Rock

 
 
Chimney Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Chimney Rock Marker
Inscription. Site of pioneer cabin built by Thomas A. Denson in 1871 This Marker is dedicated to the pioneers of Modoc County by Alturas Parlor 159 Native Duaghters of the Golden West September 21, 1932
 
Erected 1932 by Alturas Parlor 159 Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 41° 35.773′ N, 120° 25.434′ W. Marker is near Alturas, California, in Modoc County. Click for map. Marker is beside RR track along State Highway 395. Marker is in this post office area: Alturas CA 96101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The landmark and marker are on a dirt road that turns west off of State Highway 395. There is a State Historical Landmark directional sign on Highway 395.
 
Regarding Chimney Rock. The Regisitered California Historical Landmark description is:
Chimney Rock - The chimney was
Chimney Rock image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
2. Chimney Rock
cut out of the solid rock by Thomas L. Denson, who came west by the way of the Santa Fe Trail in 1852. In 1870 Denson built his cabin, the second building to be erected in the Pit River Valley, alongside a pyramid-shaped rock, cutting the fireplace and the flue out of the solid rock itself.
 
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Chimney Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
3. Chimney Rock Marker
State Historical Landmark Directional Sign Located on State Highway 395
 
 
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