Near Forbestown in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Black Bart, the PO8
Erected 1935 by Butte County Road Department.
Location. 39° 29.247′ N, 121° 22.295′ W. Marker is near Forbestown, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Black Bart Road and Sandra Lane on Black Bart Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Black Bart Road, Forbestown CA 95941, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bidwell Bar Bridge and Tollhouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Forbestown Lodge No. 50 F.& A.M (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bidwell's Bar (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County Autumn Harvest (approx. 6 miles away); Braselton Home Site (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Northern California's Oldest Citrus Tree (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Regarding Black Bart, the PO8. Other sources give the date of Black Bart's Forbestown stage robbery as June, 21, 1879, which is more probably correct, as the dates on the marker do not make sense.
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Also see . . . Black Bart, California's Infamous Stage Robber. When Bart was arrested he was using the name Charles E. Bolton, the name under which he had been living for years in San Francisco. When he was booked, he gave his name as T. Z. Spalding. However, Bart's real name was Charles E. Boles. Bart was tried, convicted and sentenced to San Quentin prison. He served his time, was released early, then disappeared without a trace. (Submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on October 11, 2008. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.