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

Rite Here

 
 
Rite Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Rite Here Marker
Inscription.  On July 1st, 1887, an attempt
was made to rob the Forest City Stage
carrying a shipment of Gold from the Bald
Mountain Extension Mine. Tom Davis,
driver, Ben Treloar, shotgun, were ordered to
halt, but were shot and "wounded" before the
stage could be stopped. The horses broke into a
run pulling the stage clear of the ambush.
A posse was mounted but the bandit escaped
down into the Oregon Creek Gulch without
the gold.
 
Erected 1998 by Downieville 1849 ECV.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 39° 29.208′ N, 120° 51.186′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Mountain House Road, on the right when traveling west. 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, measured as the crow flies. Stamp Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest City Dance Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest City Brewery
2010 Rite Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. 2010 Rite Here Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alleghany (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 1˝ miles away); Henness Pass Road (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alleghany.
 
More about this marker. Perhaps because the original marker was difficult to read, a second Rite Here marker, with the same text, was placed beside the original marker by Downieville 1849 ECV in 2010.
 
Rite Here Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
3. Rite Here Markers
 
 
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 373 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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