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

James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post

 
 
James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  
Beckwourth, a mountaineer, trader, and Crow Chief, discovered and promoted this emigrant trail. In 1852, near this site, he established the first waystop for emigrants between here and Salt Lake City.

 
Erected 1970 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Imogen Parlor No. 134.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Beckwourth Trail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 39° 49.434′ N, 120° 24.796′ W. Marker is near Beckwourth, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Feather River Highway (Route 70), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78646 Feather River Highway, Beckwourth CA 96129, 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. Step Back In Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Sierra Valley History (within shouting distance of this marker); Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Beckwourth Trading Post (approx. half a mile away); James P. Beckwourth (approx. half a mile away); Hope Lodge No. 234 F & AM (approx. 1.8 miles away); Beckwourth Trail - Head Waters of Feather River (approx. 2 miles away); Plumas County Honor Roll World War Two and Korea and Vietnam (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckwourth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Lester T Davis Safety Roadside Rest west of Beckwourth, on the hill behind the buildings.
 
James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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