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

Chester Library

1928

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Chester Library Marker
Inscription.  Started in 1928 with land donated by Edith Martin. Logs given by Red River Lumber Co. were floated down the Feather River. It was erected in a few days in an old fashion barn raising in 1929, with the women feeding everyone. Chester had benefits for books and supplies. On 8-17-28, one benefit was a gypsy dance. Early on the library served as a classroom. It is now the only log cabin library in the state. Mrs. Stover was the first librarian when it opened in 1929. The building has given countless hours of enjoyment and education to the folks of Chester, helping to spawn the imagination of the youth and renew that of the old.
 
Erected 2002 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8, Vigilante Outpost No. 1911.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 18.594′ N, 121° 13.639′ W. Marker is in Chester, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from First Avenue, on the right
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By Barry Swackhamer
2. Chester Library Marker
when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 First Avenue, 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. In Memory of the Lumberjack (within shouting distance of this marker); Olde Towne Corner Store (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Char's Beauty Salon (about 600 feet away); Mt. Lassen Club (about 700 feet away); Chester Veterans Memorial Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Rainbow Lodge (approx. ¼ mile away); Dave Stratford 1945 – 2001 (approx. half a mile away); "Dinky" (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Chester Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. Chester Library Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
Chester Library image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
4. Chester Library
 
 
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 345 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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