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Foresthill in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Four Fingers

 
 
Old Four Fingers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 1, 2016
1. Old Four Fingers Marker
Inscription.  Old Four Fingers, ruthless outlaw, was killed near this spot on April 1, 1851. Driven to a life of crime by the humiliation and degeration, resulting from a radical digital mutilation, preformed upon him by a pious father. He was apprended and hung after robbing the Foresthill stage by the Foresthill Armed Riders Crime Expedition.

Dedicated by Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter #3
E Clampus Vitus
April 22, 1978
Rededicated April 24, 1993 and so recorded
 
Erected by E Clampus Vitus Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter #3.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 59.653′ N, 120° 55.322′ W. Marker is in Foresthill, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Foresthill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19420 Foresthill Road, Foresthill CA 95631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Joe (approx. ¼ mile away); First Mining Ditch (approx. 4.1

Old Four Fingers Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 1, 2016
2. Old Four Fingers Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted to a large rock next to Everybody's Inn.
miles away); Yankee Jim's (approx. 4.1 miles away); Olivers (approx. 5.6 miles away); Forest Hill (approx. 5.9 miles away); Compressed Air Engine (approx. 6 miles away); Foresthill General Store (approx. 6 miles away); Foresthill Protestant Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foresthill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 15, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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