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French Gulch in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

French Gulch Lodge

 
 
French Gulch Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
1. French Gulch Lodge Marker
Inscription.  The French Gulch Lodge No. 75, Independent Order of Odd Fellows was established on May 5, 1858. Erastrus Dickinson was first Noble Grand on June 24, 1864. All records of the lodge as well as the original charter were destroyed by fire. The new lodge hall was built in 1913. The total cost of the hall was $7,341.13. The hall was in continuous use by Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. All notes, mortgages and bills are paid and the property stands free and clear. The hall was destroyed by the French Fire on August 14, 2004.
 
Erected 2005 by Trinitarianus Chapter #62 E Vitus Clampus July 23, 2005.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 42.048′ N, 122° 38.317′ W. Marker is in French Gulch, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14166 Main Street, French Gulch CA 96033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker
French Gulch IOOF Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 28, 2015
2. French Gulch IOOF Lodge
The lodge has been rebuilt again and has the Odd Fellows chain engraved on the inside window. The building is done to look like the historic building that burned down. I sits to the left behind the marker.
, measured as the crow flies. E. Franck & Co. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Gulch (about 500 feet away); French Gulch Hotel (about 500 feet away); I.O.O.F. Lodge #75 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camden House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Toll Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Tower House Historic District (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lewiston Hotel (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in French Gulch.
 
French Gulch Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
3. French Gulch Lodge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on November 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2. submitted on October 2, 2015, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   3. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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