Near Alturas in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1932 by Alturas Parlor 159 Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 41° 35.773′ N, 120° 25.434′ W. Marker is near Alturas, California, in Modoc County. Touch for map. Marker is beside RR track along State Highway 395. Marker is in this post office area: Alturas CA 96101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lassen Trail - Conical Rocks (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 9½ miles away); Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka (approx. 9.8 miles away); Lassen Trail - Pit River Ford (approx. 10.1 miles away); Working Farm Roots (approx. 10.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The landmark and marker are on a dirt road that turns west off of State Highway 395. There is a State Historical Landmark directional sign on Highway 395.
Regarding Chimney Rock.
Chimney Rock - The chimney was cut out of the solid rock by Thomas L. Denson, who came west by the way of the Santa Fe Trail in 1852. In 1870 Denson built his cabin, the second building to be erected in the Pit River Valley, alongside a pyramid-shaped rock, cutting the fireplace and the flue out of the solid rock itself.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,029 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.