La Porte in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Quick Silver Charley”
Charles W. Hendel
— Chronicler of the Long Board —
Sierra County Surveyor 1870
Deputy U.S. Surveyor 1871
Plumas County Surveyor 1879
Plumas County Supervisor 1910
Snow-shoed to Quincy for meetings
past the age of 80
Erected 2003 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Sports. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 40.76′ N, 120° 58.998′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from Church Street. Marker is located at the entrance of the La Porte Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2060 Church 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. Benjamin W. Barnes (here, next to this marker); La Porte’s Chinese Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (approx. ¼ mile away); Emigrant Trail John Conly & Co. Bankers (approx. ¼ mile away); The Union Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank D. Everts (approx. ¼ mile away); Fuller & Buell (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
Regarding “Quick Silver Charley”. Charles Hendel was also known as a “dope maker”, and womanizer. (Dope was what the miners called the racing wax that they put on the snowshoes [skis] and the dope maker, not the skier, won the purse at the frequent races on Lexington Hill).
Source: Walking Tour of La Porte
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Charles W. Hendel gravesite and head stone. • Can you help?