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Near Alleghany in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Plum Valley House Site

 
 
Plum Valley House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Plum Valley House Site Marker
Inscription.  The Plum Valley House, built in 1854 by John Bope, was constructed of hewn logs and whip sawn lumber. It was a toll station on the Henness Pass Road between Marysville and Virginia City. It is named for the wild plums which grow in the area.
 
Erected 1962 by California State Park Commission and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Sierra Parlor No. 268. (Marker Number 695.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Henness Pass, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 39° 26.905′ N, 120° 57.641′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Ridge Road, Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henness Pass Road - Plum Valley (within shouting distance of this marker);
Plum Valley House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. Plum Valley House Site Marker
Capt. Brown House (approx. 4.6 miles away); William Bull Meek (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Acton Meek Cleveland (approx. 4.8 miles away); Robert Campton (approx. 4.8 miles away); William Bull Meek / ECV Redivivus-1932 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lester Allen Pelton (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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