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Cedarville in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cressler - Bonner Trading Post

California Historical Landmark No. 14

 
 
Cressler - Bonner Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Cressler - Bonner Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  
The first building erected in Deep Creek settlement, now Cedarville, was built in 1865 as a trading post by James Townsend, who was killed in an indian fight it 1866.

Purchased by William T. Cressler and John H. Bonner in 1867, the building was used as a trading post and general store until larger quarters were built in 1874.

The mercantile, banking and ranching firm of Cressler and Bonner played a major roll in the settlement and development of Surprise Valley and Modoc County.

The land for Cedarville Park was donated to Modoc County by descendants of Mr. Gressler in 1957 and the building was reconstructed in 1977 with funds provided by The State Recreational Bond Act of 1974. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 41° 31.736′ N, 120° 10.43′ W. Marker is in Cedarville, California, in Modoc County. Marker can be
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reached from Center Street south of Townsend Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located next to the building which is located at Cedarville Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedarville CA 96104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Applegate Trail - Davis Creek (approx. 17.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Cressler - Bonner Trading Post. The Registered California Historical Landmark description is:
Cressler and Bonner Trading Post, 1865 Cressler and Bonner started the first mercantile establishment in Modoc County here, in the first building erected in the town of Cedarville. They carried on a thriving business with emigrants en route to California and Oregon, and later with Surprise Valley settlers.
 
Cressler - Bonner Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
2. Cressler - Bonner Trading Post Marker
Front of The Cressler - Bonner Trading Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
3. Front of The Cressler - Bonner Trading Post
Cressler - Bonner Trading Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
4. Cressler - Bonner Trading Post
The Wooden Marker above the door reads: Old Cressler and Bonner Store and Trading Post Built in 1865 First Building in Cedarville
The South Side and Back of Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
5. The South Side and Back of Building
Cressler - Bonner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
6. Cressler - Bonner
This is the "larger quarters" mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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