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

Feather River Highway

 
 
Feather River Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. Feather River Highway Marker
Inscription.  This highway was opened to auto traffic on August 14, 1937 as State Route 24. It was later changed to State Route 40A and finally to State Route 70. The initial cost of this 70 mile stretch was 8 million dollars, the cost of repair from the February 1986 flood was over 10 million. On October 2, 1987 a celebration was held at the Plumas County Courthouse in Quincy celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Feather River Highway. Stanley C. Young, Plumas County Superior Court Judge, was chairman of the celebration.
 
Erected 1995 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1986.
 
Location. 40° 0.431′ N, 121° 15.05′ W. Marker is near Belden, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Feather River Highway (California Route 70), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4723 Highway 70, Belden CA 95915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eby Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Crest Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belden (about 500 feet away); Rich Bar (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Lake House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Tasman Koyom (approx. 9.3 miles away); Humbug Valley (approx. 9.3 miles away); Soda Spring (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belden.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the rest stop west of Yellow Creek bridge and the Belden Power Plant.
 
Feather River Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. Feather River Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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