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Susanville in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Roop's Fort

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Roop's Fort Marker
Inscription.  Built in July 1854 by Isaac N. Roop. First called Roop's House, and used as stopping place by emigrant trains. It was the locale of the "sagebrush war" fought in 1863 between Plumas County and Lassen County citizens.
 
Erected by Susanville Parlor No. 243, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 76.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesLandmarksSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1854.
 
Location. 40° 25.118′ N, 120° 39.432′ W. Marker is in Susanville, California, in Lassen County. Marker can be reached from North Weatherlow Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker and Landmark are located on the grounds of the Lassen Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Susanville CA 96127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nobles Trail - Rooptown (a few steps from this marker); Lassen Lodge No. 149 F.&A.M (within shouting
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By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
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distance of this marker); Noble Emigrant Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susanville Veterans Memorial Building (about 800 feet away); Oakes & Philbrook Furniture Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Cafe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lassen County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Susanville.
 
Also see . . .  The California Military Museum - Roop's Fort. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Roop's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
3. Roop's Fort
Roop's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
4. Roop's Fort
Vintage Postcard of "Old Fort Roop", Susanville, Ca image. Click for full size.
By J. H. Eastman
5. Vintage Postcard of "Old Fort Roop", Susanville, Ca
Roop's Fort, AKA Fort Defiance image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey San Francisco Chronicle Library Original, circa 1925
6. Roop's Fort, AKA Fort Defiance
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS CAL,18-SUSA.V,1-
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Roop's Fort, AKA Fort Defiance image. Click for more information.
circa 1939
7. Roop's Fort, AKA Fort Defiance
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress) HABS CAL,18-SUSA.V,1-
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,185 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on September 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6, 7. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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