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Paradise in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Paradise

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2013
1. Old Paradise Marker
Inscription. On these 4 corners was the Old Town of Paradise, known in the 1860ís as Leonardís Mill. Just north was the mill, hotel and stage stop. To the N.E. was a turpentine distillery. To the east was the school. The Paradise post office was established and a Sunday school organized in 1877. Church was held in the Good Templars Lodge Hall on S.W. corner in 1882 next to a grocery store and doctorís office. First Church built to the S.E. in 1869. Here was a blacksmith and wagon shop and saloon. Old Town waned after it was bypassed by the railroad in 1909.
 
Erected 1969 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Centenial Parlor No. 295.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 45.595′ N, 121° 36.384′ W. Marker is in Paradise, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Clark Road and Elliott Road, on the right when traveling north on Clark Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6002 Clark Road, Paradise CA 95969, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paradise Pioneers (approx. 0.7 miles away); PFC. Steven J. Walberg-Riotto
Old Paradise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2013
2. Old Paradise Marker
(approx. one mile away); Paradise Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Town of Paradise Memorial Trailway (approx. one mile away); Old Paradise Depot (approx. one mile away); Centerville School (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Dogtown Nugget (approx. 3.4 miles away); Centerville Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paradise.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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