Near Meadow Valley in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bucks Ranch Hotel and Store
One hundred yards north east
Haven of pioneers
Pack train diversion point
to Feather River points.
Express and post office.
1850 – 1852
Destroyed by fire Jan. 13, 1928
Erected 1931 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Plumas Pioneer Parlor No. 219; Native Sons of the Golden West, Quincy Parlor No. 131. (Marker Number 197.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. 39° 52.749′ N, 121° 10.571′ W. Marker is near Meadow Valley, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from Bucks Lake Road. This marker is located approximately 200 yards west along the shoreline from the Bucks Lake Marina. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16525 Bucks Lake Road, Meadow Valley CA 95956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At Beckwourth Trail – Rich Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Beckwourth Trail – Haskins Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Beckwourth Trail – Grizzly Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); P. Linthiouh (approx. 2.9 miles away); Meadow Valley Historical Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); Spanish Ranch (approx. 8 miles away); Spanish Creek Mines (approx. 8.9 miles away); Rich Bar (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadow Valley.
More about this marker. From the California Office of Historic Preservation website
This was the site of a ranch established by Horace Bucklin and Francis Walker in 1850. Later came a large hotel, post office, and express office. The site is now inundated by Buck's Dam and Reservoir.
Also see . . . History of Bucks Lake - Quincy, California. In 1850 Gold was discovered at Rich Bar on the Feather River about 15 miles over steep and rugged ridges from Bucks Lake, bringing men and women by the thousands to the area in search of their fortunes. Three men took up a land claim in the valley. One of the men was named Horace Bucklin, the namesake of what was then called Buck’s Valley. (Submitted on June 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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