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

Mountain House

 
 
Mountain House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Mountain House Marker
Inscription.  Near this point stood the locally famous inn built by Dan T. Cole in 1860. By 1890 the three-story roadhouse contained 16 lodging rooms, a dining and dance hall, bar, post office and telegraph station. A division point for the towns of Downieville, Goodyears Bar, and Forest City on the Henness Pass Road, its blacksmith and two barns provided hay for teams and fresh horses for stage companies. The inn was torn down in the 1920’s, when the construction of Highway 49 in the canyon below led to the route’s decline.
 
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Major William Downie Chapter No. 1849.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Henness Pass series lists.
 
Location. 39° 29.997′ N, 120° 53.424′ W. Marker is near Goodyears Bar, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain House Road and Henness Pass Road, on the right when traveling north on Mountain
Mountain House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. Mountain House Marker
House Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodyears Bar CA 95944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stamp Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forest City Dance Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forest City (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forest City Brewery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Henness Pass Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Henness Pass Road - To Ridge Junction (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rite Here (approx. 2.2 miles away); The St. Charles Hotel (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the 'summit' of Mountain House Road between Goodyears Bar and Forest City.
 
 
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 340 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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