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

Gibsonville

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2013
1. Gibsonville Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1850, the town of Gibsonville was named after the man who led a party of miners into this area.

Gibsonville developed into a thriving community, and by 1855 its population was over 700. In its prime, the town had six dry goods stores, four hotels, three saloons, an express office, community hall, and a Masonic Lodge. The town’s population declined in the later part of the 1800’s. Today, all that remains is the town’s cemetery.

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On lands administered by the Forest Service, it is unlawful to excavate, remove, disturb, deface, or destroy any historic building, ruin, site, artifact, or object, or to collect, appropriate, excavate, damage, disturb, or destroy historic artifacts. Violators are subject to arrest. Conviction can carry criminal penalties of up to two years in prison and/or $500,000 in fines. ... Archaelogical (sic) Resources Protection Act of 1979
 
Erected by Plumas National Forest Service.
 
Location. 39° 44.435′ N, 120° 54.603′ W. Marker is near La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Forest Service Road 900, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Forest Service Road 900
Gibsonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2013
2. Gibsonville Marker
is approximately 7 miles east of La Porte on the Quincy - La Port Road. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Porte – Quincy Wagon Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Round Lake Mine (approx. 5.1 miles away); Reilly’s Saloon (approx. 5.5 miles away); Fuller & Buell (approx. 5.6 miles away); La Porte’s Chinese Community (approx. 5.6 miles away); Frank D. Everts (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (approx. 5.6 miles away); John Conly & Co. Bankers (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the cemetery. • Can you help?
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