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Bassetts in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865

 
 
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By Karen Key, August 8, 2009
1. Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 Marker
Inscription. The Log Cabin Inn was rebuilt and renamed, Bassett House, by Mary and Jacob H. Bassett in 1871. This stopover was used by stage and freight teams between Truckee, Sierraville, Gold Lake, and Downieville until 1906. No wayfarer ever went away hungry from the Bassett House.

Dedicated October 14, 1970 by Naomi Parlor No. 36 and Auburn Parlor No. 233 Native Daughters of the Golden West
 
Erected 1970 by Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 37.017′ N, 120° 35.483′ W. Marker is in Bassetts, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 49 and Gold Lake Highway, on the left when traveling north on Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calpine CA 96124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial (approx. 3Ĺ miles away); Busch & Heringlake Building (approx. 4.2 miles away); Minerís Hotel (approx. 4.3 miles away); Here Today – Gone Tomorrow (approx.
Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 8, 2009
2. Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 Marker
5.2 miles away); Crossing the Summit - Weather or Not (approx. 5.4 miles away); Emigrant Trail (approx. 11.2 miles away); Pioneer Ski Area of America (approx. 11.2 miles away); Tharís Gold in Them Hills! (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
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Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 8, 2009
3. Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 Marker
Sign at the Entrance to Bassett Station image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2012
4. Sign at the Entrance to Bassett Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on November 15, 2012.
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