Near Susanville in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Peter Lassen Grave
Erected 1862. (Marker Number 565.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
Location. 40° 21.06′ N, 120° 38.389′ W. Marker is near Susanville, California, in Lassen County. Marker can be reached from Wingfield Road, 1.7 miles south of Richmond Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is 5 miles south of Susanville. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2550 Wingfield Road, Susanville CA 96130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birth of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Lassen’s Bosquejo Rancho (a few steps from this marker); Burial of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lassen In California (a few Migration of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Susanville Railroad Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); Susanville Veterans Memorial Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lassen County Courthouse (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Susanville.
More about this marker. This is the fifth in a series of six markers. These should be reviewed in the following order:
1. Birth of Peter Lassen
2. Migration of Peter Lassen
3. Peter Lassen In California
4. Lassen’s Bosquejo Ranchero
5. Peter Lassen Grave
6. Burial of Peter Lassen
Regarding Peter Lassen Grave. On June 14, 1862, the local Masonic Lodge placed a ten-foot tall stone marker on Lassen’s grave. By the early 1900s, a portion of that monument had deteriorated. In 1917, after a year and half long campaign to raise funds, a new Lassen monument was erected next to the old one. In 1957 this became California Historic Landmark No. 565.
Also see . . . Peter Lassen Grave. The tree mentioned in this article is called a Ponderosa Pine. However in other articles it is referred to as a Giant Sequoia. Since this area is in a Ponderosa Pine Forest area, and Sequoias are found south of this area in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, it would make more sense that this was in fact a Ponderosa. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008. This page has been viewed 3,435 times since then and 161 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 8. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 9. submitted on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.