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

Chimney Rock

 
 
Chimney Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Chimney Rock Marker
Inscription.  Site of pioneer cabin built by Thomas A. Denson in 1871 This Marker is dedicated to the pioneers of Modoc County by Alturas Parlor 159 Native Duaghters of the Golden West September 21, 1932
 
Erected 1932 by Alturas Parlor 159 Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 109.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & 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 September 1865.
 
Location. 41° 35.773′ N, 120° 25.434′ W. Marker is near Alturas, California, in Modoc County. Marker is beside RR track along State Highway 395. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alturas CA 96101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lassen Trail - Conical Rocks (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 9˝ miles away); Applegate Trail - Davis Creek (approx. 9.8 miles away); Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka
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(approx. 9.8 miles away); Lassen Trail - Pit River Ford (approx. 10.1 miles away); Working Farm Roots (approx. 10.4 miles away); South Road - McGinty Creek (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The landmark and marker are on a dirt road that turns west off of State Highway 395. There is a State Historical Landmark directional sign on Highway 395.
 
Regarding Chimney Rock. The Registered California Historical Landmark No. 109 description is:
Chimney Rock - The chimney was cut out of the solid rock by Thomas L. Denson, who came west by the way of the Santa Fe Trail in 1852. In 1870 Denson built his cabin, the second building to be erected in the Pit River Valley, alongside a pyramid-shaped rock, cutting the fireplace and the flue out of the solid rock itself.
 
Chimney Rock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
2. Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
3. Chimney Rock Marker
State Historical Landmark Directional Sign Located on State Highway 395
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,389 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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