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

Char's Beauty Salon

(Chester Bowl)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Char's Beauty Salon Marker
Inscription.  Built in the early 1900s this building was originally a dance hall, owned by Jack Wardlow. In 1926 Leo Speegle bought it and in 1933 it became the Eastside Cafe. In 1945 it became a recreation center, known as the Chester Bowl. Around 1988 Char Armachea bought the building and its now home of her beauty shop, union offices and other businesses.
 
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8, Vigilante Outpost No. 1911.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 18.686′ N, 121° 13.612′ W. Marker is in Chester, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 36) east of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 186 Main Street, Chester CA 96020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olde Towne Corner Store (here, next to this marker); Mt. Lassen Club (within shouting
Char's Beauty Salon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. Char's Beauty Salon Marker
distance of this marker); Chester Library (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Lumberjack (about 700 feet away); Rainbow Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester Veterans Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dave Stratford 1945 – 2001 (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Dinky" (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Char's Beauty Salon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. Char's Beauty Salon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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