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

Stump Ranch

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Stump Ranch Marker
Inscription.  Stump Ranch, a stage stop on the Red Bluff – Susanville Wagon Road, was also the road’s caretaker. It may have changed hands in an 1890’s poker game. The name arose after 1880’s logging left a field of stumps. So it could be recorded as swamp land in 1869, surveyors worked from a horse drawn wooden boat. J.C. Tyler, the road’s agent, charged tolls: $1 for a horseman, $10 per 8 horse hitch, 16¢ per head of cattle and 10¢ for sheep and hogs. The road and ranch have seen many a cowboy, pioneer, Indian, logger, gold prospector, outlaw, drover, and Civil War vet heading for California.
 
Erected 1999 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: AgricultureNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 21.837′ N, 121° 22.62′ W. Marker is near Chester, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Section Old Red Bluff
Stump Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. Stump Ranch Marker
Road (County Route 311). This markers is 4 miles up Section Old Red Bluff Road (Plumas County Road 311), and 2 miles beyond the end of the paved road at Domingo Springs, from the intersection with Warner Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester CA 96020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1848 – Lassen Trail – 1849 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Dave Stratford 1945 – 2001 (approx. 8½ miles away); Chester Veterans Memorial Plaza (approx. 8½ miles away); "Dinky" (approx. 8.6 miles away); Olde Towne Corner Store (approx. 8.7 miles away); Char's Beauty Salon (approx. 8.7 miles away); Chester Library (approx. 8.7 miles away); Mt. Lassen Club (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Stump Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. Stump Ranch Marker
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
4. Domingo Springs
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
5. Domingo Springs
 
 
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 707 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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