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

Rabbit Creek House

 
 
Rabbit Creek House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
1. Rabbit Creek House Marker
Inscription. Built 1852 by Eli S. Lester The first building in town included a hotel, trading post and two barns.
 
Erected 1996 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978. (Marker Number CHL 213.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.973′ N, 120° 59.076′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Steet on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); John Conly & Co. Bankers (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank D. Everts (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuller & Buell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emigrant Trail (about 300 feet away); La Porte’s Chinese Community (about 400 feet away); Reilly’s Saloon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
More about this marker. From the California Office of
Rabbit Creek House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
2. Rabbit Creek House Marker
Historic Preservation website:
La Porte, first known as Rabbit Creek, was one of the most important settlements in the southern part of Plumas County. In the fall of 1852, Eli S. Lester built the Rabbit Creek Hotel, the first house in town.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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 383 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 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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