Quincy in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch
Erected 1992 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number B-24A.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Beckwourth Trail, the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1934.
Location. 39° 56.142′ N, 120° 56.857′ W. Marker is in Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Coburn Street on Jackson Street. This marker is located in front of the Plumas County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Jackson Street, Quincy CA 95971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goodwin Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Coburn-Variel Home (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plumas ClubBear Dance (about 500 feet away); Arthur W. Keddie (about 500 feet away); Forest Stationers (about 500 feet away); Plumas County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
Regarding Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch. Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045 Reno, Nevada 89510, has placed over 50 markers on the Beckwourth Trail between Sparks, Nevada and Lake Oroville, California, 31 of which are located in Plumas County. They have also placed over 400 markers on the California, Applegate, Lassen and Nobles' Emigrant Trails.
Also see . . .
1. The Beckwourth Trail. Early in 1850, Jim Beckwourth was on a prospecting expedition in northern California. He and his companions had travelled north from American Valley (now Quincy) to the Pitt River. Nothing much came of the trip, except that Beckwourth saw a pass through the mountains "far away to the southward that seemed lower than any other." (Submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Trails West Inc. Photo Tour. Follow the historic Beckwourth Trail (Submitted on February 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 443 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.