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

Oakland Camp

 
 
Oakland Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. Oakland Camp Marker
Inscription.  Mr. J.B. Nash, often referred to as “The Father of Recreation” was Superintendent of the Oakland Recreation Dept. from 1917-1926. He recognized the value of people working and playing together in a camp setting & loved the outdoors. In 1921, he leased land from the National Forest Service & launched the camping program in Oakland.
 
Erected 2007 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 39° 59.097′ N, 120° 54.434′ W. Marker is near Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Oakland Camp Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4455 Oakland Camp Road, Quincy CA 95971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beckwourth Trail – New England Ranch (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elizabethtown (approx. 3 miles away); Mt. Ingalls Lookout (approx. 3.2 miles away);
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Plumas County’s First School House (approx. 3.2 miles away); American Ranch and Hotel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Arthur W. Keddie (approx. 3.9 miles away); Plumas Club (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Clough/Braden Home (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is mounted on The Chow Palace (dining hall).
 
Regarding Oakland Camp. The camp is called the Oakland Feather River Camp.
 
Oakland Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. Oakland Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 13 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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