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

La Porte

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
1. La Porte Marker
Inscription. Known as Rabbit Creek until 1857. In 1862 a town of three hotels, six large stores and fourteen saloons. By 1890, $93,000,000 in bullion had been extracted from the area.

Dedicated to all those hardy souls who pioneered this part of Plumas County.
 
Erected 1970 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.048′ N, 120° 59.317′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Mooreville Road on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2140 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. Lotta Crabtree (a few steps from this marker); Emigrant Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Union Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Rabbit Creek House (approx. ¼ mile away); John Conly & Co. Bankers (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank D. Everts (approx. ¼ mile away); Fuller & Buell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Porte.
 
Also see . . .
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
2. La Porte Marker
 La Porte - Gold Districts of California. The streams were placer-mined early in the gold rush and were reported to have had very rich yields. The town, first known as Rabbit Creek, was renamed in 1857 after La Porte, Indiana. (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
La Porte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
3. La Porte Marker
The La Porte Marker is the closer of the two markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 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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