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

Oakland Camp

 
 
Oakland Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. Oakland Camp Marker
Inscription. Mr. J.B. Nash, often referred to as “The Father of Recreation” was Superintendent of the Oakland Recreation Dept. from 1917-1926. He recognized the value of people working and playing together in a camp setting & loved the outdoors. In 1921, he leased land from the National Forest Service & launched the camping program in Oakland.
 
Erected 2007 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° 59.097′ N, 120° 54.434′ W. Marker is near Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Oakland Camp Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4455 Oakland Camp Road, Quincy CA 95971, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beckwourth Trail – New England Ranch (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elizabethtown (approx. 3 miles away); Mt. Ingalls Lookout (approx. 3.2 miles away); Plumas County’s First School House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Arthur W. Keddie (approx. 3.9 miles away); Plumas Club
Oakland Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. Oakland Camp Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); The Clough/Braden Home (approx. 3.9 miles away); Plumas Lodge No. 60 F&AM (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Quincy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is mounted on The Chow Palace (dining hall).
 
Regarding Oakland Camp. The camp is called the Oakland Feather River Camp.
 
Also see . . .  Feather River Camp History. Oakland Feather River Camp opened in 1924 on federal land under a long-term lease agreement with the US Department of Agriculture. (Submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 31 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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