La Porte in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Frank D. Everts
Erected 2002 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 39° 40.97′ N, 120° 59.035′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Main Street east of Church Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located in front of the Frank C. Reilley Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1875 Main Street, Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (a few steps from this marker); Fuller & Buell (within shouting John Conly & Co. Bankers (within shouting distance of this marker); Rabbit Creek House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); La Porte’s Chinese Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Reilly’s Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emigrant Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
Regarding Frank D. Everts. In 1849, Frank D. Everts Arrived in California from La Porte, Indiana. He became a partner in the Everts Snell & Company Express located in Rabbit Creek. Their most important function was buying gold dust; paying the highest prices. In January of 1854, Frank took his brother, Henry C. Everts, as his partner and the company became F.D. Everts & Company. Everts and Company was the dominant express of the time and being on the good side of Frank was probably a good idea.
Source: Walking Tour of LaPorte
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.