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La Porte in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill

 
 
Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
1. Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill Marker
Inscription. This mill was built in 1911 and used to crush ore at the Hewitt Brothers Mine on Hopkins Creek. It was powered by a steam engine and a pelton water wheel. It was discovered by Fred and Janet Miles in 1978 and brought to La Porte by members of E Clampus Vitus under direction of A.G. Brown, Dick O’Rourke, Jim Morris, and Mary Bredemann, with the help of the Soper Wheeler Company and the U.S. Forest Service. It was dedicated July 18, 1981 to the memory of Cleve O’Rourke, early community leader, humanitarian and public benefactor.
 
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.967′ N, 120° 59.044′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Main Street east of Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Frank C. Reilly Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1875 Main Street, Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank D. Everts (a few steps from this marker); John Conly & Co. Bankers (a few steps from this
Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
2. Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill and Marker
marker); Fuller & Buell (within shouting distance of this marker); Rabbit Creek House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); La Porte’s Chinese Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Reilly’s Saloon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emigrant Trail (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in La Porte.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Frank C. Reilly Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
3. Frank C. Reilly Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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