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

P. Linthiouh

Died Sept. 1852

 

— Age 19 —

 
P. Linthiouh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
1. P. Linthiouh Marker
Inscription.  
O.H.
Copied from tree,
carved by comrade, 1852.

 
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 212.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 39° 51.811′ N, 121° 13.61′ W. Marker is near Meadow Valley, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Oroville-Bucks Lake Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located about 1000 feet west of the Grizzly Creek Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meadow Valley CA 95956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beckwourth Trail – Grizzly Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Haskins Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Rich Valley
P. Linthiouh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
2. P. Linthiouh Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Bucks Ranch Hotel and Store (approx. 2.9 miles away); Belden (approx. 9.9 miles away); Meadow Valley Historical Site (approx. 9.9 miles away); Pacific Crest Trail (approx. 10 miles away); Eby Stamp Mill (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadow Valley.
 
More about this marker. Note: Linthiouh should be Linthicum.
From the California Office of Historic Preservation website.
Pioneer Grave (Grizzl Creek) - The legend, as told by the pioneers: 'The lad was returning to Marysville from a trip to the mines, he, having packed a trainload of provisions to the mines, was returning with gold dust. He was murdered and robbed. Later a comrade carved his name, age, etc., on a tree. P. Linthiouh, died September, 1852, age 19.
 
Also see . . .  Grizzly Creek Grave - Plumas County Genweb Project. This is a single grave memorial. The inscription on the memorial was copied from a nearby tree (since fallen). This is also the site of California Historical Marker No. 212. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Original P. Linthicum Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
3. The Original P. Linthicum Grave Marker
The original grave marker is on exhibit at the Plumas County Museum in Quicy. Click on the image to enlarge and read the real story of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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