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La Porte in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Frank D. Everts

 
 
Frank D. Everts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
1. Frank D. Everts Marker
Inscription.
1851
Established first express and mail service from Marysville
1854
Established express office in Rabbit Creek
1855
The addition of banking to the express business
1857
The town is named La Porte after his home town in Indiana
 
Erected 2002 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.97′ N, 120° 59.035′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Main Street east of Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the Frank C. Reilley Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1875 Main Street, Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (a few steps from this marker); Fuller & Buell (within shouting distance of this marker); John Conly & Co. Bankers (within shouting distance of this marker); Rabbit Creek House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Frank D. Everts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
2. Frank D. Everts Marker
The Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); La Porte’s Chinese Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Reilly’s Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emigrant Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Regarding Frank D. Everts. In 1849, Frank D. Everts Arrived in California from La Porte, Indiana. He became a partner in the Everts Snell & Company Express located in Rabbit Creek. Their most important function was buying gold dust; paying the highest prices. In January of 1854, Frank took his brother, Henry C. Everts, as his partner and the company became F.D. Everts & Company. Everts and Company was the dominant express of the time and being on the good side of Frank was probably a good idea.
Source: Walking Tour of LaPorte
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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