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Near Susanville in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Peter Lassen Grave

 
 
Peter Lassen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Peter Lassen Grave Marker
Inscription.  In memory of Peter Lassen, the pioneer who was killed by the Indians, April 26, 1859, aged 66 years.
 
Erected 1862. (Marker Number 565.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationSettlements & SettlersWars, 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. Migration of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lassen In California (a few steps from this marker); Burial of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Lassen’s Bosquejo Rancho (a
Peter Lassen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
2. Peter Lassen Grave Marker
The "new" marker, placed in 1917
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few steps from this marker); Birth 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.) 
 
Peter Lassen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
3. Peter Lassen Grave Marker
The original marker, placed on June 14, 1862 The two smaller grave markers on the ground next to the marker belong to Edward Clapper, who was also killed, and Joseph Lynch, a friend of Peter Lassen
Edward Clapper Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
4. Edward Clapper Grave Marker
Joseph Lynch Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
5. Joseph Lynch Grave Marker
Plaque at entrance to cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
6. Plaque at entrance to cemetery
Plaque at entrance to cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
7. Plaque at entrance to cemetery
Peter Lassen image. Click for full size.
April 11, 2008
8. Peter Lassen
From Kiosk at Entrance to Cemetery
Street Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
9. Street Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008. This page has been viewed 3,267 times since then and 73 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.

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