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

Seneca

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Seneca Marker
Inscription. Gold was found in 1851 and a wild mining town was born with a dance hall, feed store, livery, blacksmith, post office, grocery, rooming houses and a hotel with solar heated showers. The canyon’s mines included the Sunnyside, Lucky Chance, White Lily, and Last Chance. A 10 stamp mill pounded out the ore. One mine had 500 Chinese miners; each earned 10 cents a day in rice and they had an opium den. The largest nugget found here was 42 ounces; worth $28,000 in 1942. The most famous spot was the Gin Mill run by Marie Sabin who moved here in 1934 with her husband Don. Marie was known as the Guardian Angel of Seneca.

We, the Vigilantes of Outpost No. 1911 of Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter 8 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, on July 29, 6005 (2000), do hereby dedicate Seneca.
 
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8, Vigilante Outpost No. 1911.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.698′ N, 121° 5.024′ W. Marker is in Greenville, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Seneca Road (at milepost 6). Click for map. This marker is located at the turn-around/parking area on the left 6 miles
Seneca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. Seneca Marker
down Seneca Road from Highway 89. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville CA 95947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bransford & McIntyre Warehouse (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bransford & McIntyre Store (approx. 7.3 miles away); Soda Spring (approx. 8.7 miles away); Humbug Valley (approx. 8.7 miles away); Tasman Koyom (approx. 8.7 miles away); Rich Bar (approx. 9 miles away); Hamilton Dairy (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Butt Valley District - Western Mining History. This district is in northwestern Plumas County. It is an extensive area that lies between Lake Almanor on the north and the Virgilia-Twain area on the south and southwest. The district includes the Caribou and Seneca areas. The Crescent Mills district is just to the east, and the Meadow Valley district lies to the south. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Seneca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. Seneca Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 2 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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