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Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Race Track – Airport – Golf Course

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Race Track – Airport – Golf Course Marker
Inscription.  Once known as China Graveyard Ridge, by late August, 1871, Alex Love developed a racetrack on this site 550 yards in length. This popular quarter mile track saw the names of horses like “Hayfork Kitty” and “Hollywood” owned by John Van Matre. Mart Van Matre was famous on this track with his winning horses. Charlie Daniels, a local Indian, was popular with his palomino. Horse fanciers and enthusiasts came out for decades to watch the races. By the 1920’s racing had been discontinued. The April 18, 1928, Journal anounced [sic] the opening of a 400X1800 airport on the site of the old race track. The first Trinity pilot was Weaverville’s own Moon Lee, landing during a celebration on the previous Sunday. The airport was used until the present field was completed in 1953. Lumberman and visionary Vic Rose bought the property in 1954. In 1975, Rose and Felix Claveron reached a deal to begin the golf course, which opened February 4, 1976.
 
Erected 2007 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Mt. Bally Parlor #87 and E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter No. 62.
 
Topics and series. This
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Race Track – Airport – Golf Course Marker
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 40° 43.209′ N, 122° 55.826′ W. Marker is in Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Golf Course Drive and Fairway Drive. This marker is located behind the Clubhouse/Restaurant next to the flag pole. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Golf Course Drove, Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton’s Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anvil Firing (approx. ¾ mile away); Lee Family Ranch House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paymaster Mine Stampmill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trinity Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Won Lim Miao (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joss House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pacific Brewery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weaverville.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
3. Race Track – Airport – Golf Course Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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