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Near Alleghany in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Forest City Brewery

 
 
Forest City Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Forest City Brewery Marker
Inscription. Established in the early 1850ís by Henry Kern and sold in 1858 to John Amerheim and Frank Diedel, together with mules, hogs, malt, barley and kegs. The brewery burned four times over its 80 year history but was rebuilt in the same location due to its stone brewing cellar (now filled in) and an ample “brewery spring” across the creek. Renowned Forest City beer was sold by the keg, gallon and glass. During Prohibition years, the bar sold locally-made moonshine. Like many town structures, the building was torn down for salvage in the 1930ís.
 
Erected 1999 by E Clampus Vitus, Major William Downie Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.375′ N, 120° 51.184′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker can be reached from Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest City Dance Hall (a few steps from this marker); Forest City (within shouting distance of this marker); Bald Mountain Mine
Forest City Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. Forest City Brewery Marker
(was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rite Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alleghany (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alleghany.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in the vacant lot to the east of the Forest City Dance Hall.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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