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Dorris in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Picard California

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, October 3, 2015
1. Picard California Marker
Inscription. Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range where the old Topsy Grade Stage Road enters Butte Valley, the town of Picard was settled in the early 1880s. Picard's Post Office opened in 1883 and closed in 1907. La Lake School located one mile to the west was Picard's first school house. It opened in 1886 and closed in 1912. Nellie and George Otto owned and operated the Picard store and dance hall selling ice cream during dances. Mr. Otto built the small rock power house still standing today to provide lighting for his dance hall and store.

By 1903 Picard had two saloons and hotels, three general stores, a blacksmith shop, church and doctor's office. By 1908, the new railroad had bypassed Picard. Most town businesses moved four miles east to present day Dorris where rail service could be accessed. still in use today the Picard cemetery is all that remains of this once colorful valley farming town.
 
Erected 2015 by Humbug Chapter 73 E Clampus Vitus & BV Museum And Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 57.993′ N, 121° 58.527′ W. Marker is in Dorris, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Picard

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By Douglass Halvorsen, October 3, 2015
2. Picard California Marker
Rd and Cemetery Rd, on the right when traveling west on Picard Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorris CA 96023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorris Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); The 42nd Parallel (approx. 5.1 miles away in Oregon); Resolving the Oregon Question (approx. 5.1 miles away in Oregon); Western International History (approx. 5.1 miles away in Oregon); Applegate Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away in Oregon); Topsy Station (approx. 7.2 miles away in Oregon); "Robber's Rock." (approx. 7.4 miles away in Oregon); Kerwin Ranch (approx. 8.3 miles away in Oregon).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Picard California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, October 3, 2015
3. Picard California Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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