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Near Beckwourth in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

James P. Beckwourth

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
1. James P. Beckwourth Marker
Inscription.  
This monument dedicated to the memory of
James P. Beckwourth
Born in Virginia, the son of a Southern planter and a negro slave, Beckwourth was a trapper, scout and mountain man. He explored the west with Jim Bridger, Kit Carson and Peter Lassen. James discovered the Beckwourth Pass and explored the Feather River to Marysville. He built this cabin in 1852
 
Erected by Boone’s Memorials.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansExplorationRoads & VehiclesWomen.
 
Location. 39° 49.324′ N, 120° 25.301′ W. Marker is near Beckwourth, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Rocky Point Road. This marker is located at the Beckwourth Trading Post. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2045 Rocky Point Road, Beckwourth CA 96129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jim Beckwourth Trading Post (a few steps from this marker); Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sierra Valley History
James P. Beckwourth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
2. James P. Beckwourth Marker
Beckwourth Trading Post on the right.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Step Back In Time (approx. 0.4 miles away); James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post (approx. half a mile away); Hope Lodge No. 234 F & AM (approx. 2.3 miles away); Beckwourth Trail - Head Waters of Feather River (approx. 2.4 miles away); Plumas County Honor Roll World War Two and Korea and Vietnam (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckwourth.
 
Also see . . .  James Pierson Beckwourth. Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico. (Submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Multiracial Americans
 
James P. Beckwourth image. Click for full size.
By Plumas County Museum, n/a
3. James P. Beckwourth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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