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

Forest City Brewery

 
 
Forest City Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Forest City Brewery Marker
Inscription.  Established in the early 1850s by Henry Kern and sold in 1858 to John Amerheim and Frank Diedel, together with mules, hogs, malt, barley and kegs. The brewery burned four times over its 80 year history but was rebuilt in the same location due to its stone brewing cellar (now filled in) and an ample “brewery spring” across the creek. Renowned Forest City beer was sold by the keg, gallon and glass. During Prohibition years, the bar sold locally-made moonshine. Like many town structures, the building was torn down for salvage in the 1930s.
 
Erected 1999 by E Clampus Vitus, Major William Downie Chapter No. 1849.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 39° 29.375′ N, 120° 51.184′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker can be reached from Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Forest City Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. Forest City Brewery Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Forest City Dance Hall (a few steps from this marker); Forest City (within shouting distance of this marker); Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rite Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alleghany (approx. 1 miles away); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henness Pass Road (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alleghany.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in the vacant lot to the east of the Forest City Dance Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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