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

Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
1. Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch Marker
Inscription. This marker stands on part of the American Ranch of 1850. A way stop for emigrants of 1851 and later. “Here were obtained some fine vegetables...” Joshua Variel. Sept. 17, 1852
 
Erected 1992 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number B-24A.)
 
Location. 39° 56.142′ N, 120° 56.857′ W. Marker is in Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Coburn Street on Jackson Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Plumas County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Jackson Street, Quincy CA 95971, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goodwin Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Coburn-Variel Home (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plumas Lodge No. 60 F&AM (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Plumas Club (about 400 feet away); Arthur W. Keddie (about 500 feet away); Forest Stationers (about 500 feet away); Plumas County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Regarding Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch.
Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
2. Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch Marker
Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045 Reno, Nevada 89510, has placed over 50 markers on the Beckwourth Trail between Sparks, Nevada and Lake Oroville, California, 31 of which are located in Plumas County. They have also placed over 400 markers on the California, Applegate, Lassen and Nobles' Emigrant Trails.
 
Also see . . .  The Beckwourth Trail. Early in 1850, Jim Beckwourth was on a prospecting expedition in northern California. He and his companions had travelled north from American Valley (now Quincy) to the Pitt River. Nothing much came of the trip, except that Beckwourth saw a pass through the mountains "far away to the southward that seemed lower than any other." (Submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Plumas County Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
3. Plumas County Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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