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Near Alleghany in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Plum Valley House Site

 
 
Plum Valley House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Plum Valley House Site Marker
Inscription. The Plum Valley House, built in 1854 by John Bope, was constructed of hewn logs and whip sawn lumber. It was a toll station on the Henness Pass Road between Marysville and Virginia City. It is named for the wild plums which grow in the area.
 
Erected 1962 by California State Park Commission and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Sierra Parlor No. 268. (Marker Number 695.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.905′ N, 120° 57.641′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Ridge Road, Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henness Pass Road - Plum Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Brown House (approx. 4.6 miles away); William Bull Meek (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Acton Meek Cleveland
Plum Valley House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. Plum Valley House Site Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Robert Campton (approx. 4.8 miles away); William Bull Meek / ECV Redivivus-1932 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lester Allen Pelton (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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