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Near Butte Meadows in Tehama County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bruff's Camp

Lassen Trail

 
 
Bruff's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2015
1. Bruff's Camp Marker
Inscription. J.G. Buff, leader of the Washington City Mining Co., camped on this site from Oct. 21, 1849 to Dec. 31, 1849. While here guarding company goods, at what he called "his mt. lodge in prosperity", he aided, fed, and cheered many weary, hungry, and sick emigrants struggling to the gold fields.
Erected June 1967
 
Location. 40° 9.888′ N, 121° 40.566′ W. Marker is near Butte Meadows, California, in Tehama County. Marker is on Forest Service Road 27N08 (Lassen Trail) near California Route 32, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forest Ranch CA 95942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lassen Trail - Bruff's Camp (a few steps from this marker); Lassen Trail - The Narrows (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lassen Trail - Unrecognizable Emigrants (approx. 2.6 miles away); History of the Lassen Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Welcome to the Ishi Wilderness (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lassen Trail - Mill Creek Overlook (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lassen Trail - The Last Summit (approx. 6 miles away); Katie Thompson – Mattie Thompson – Josie Campbell (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte Meadows.
 
More about this marker.
Bruff's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2015
2. Bruff's Camp Marker
Note the Trails West, Inc. Bruff's Camp maker in the background.
There are no signs identifying Forest Service Road 27N08 or Lassen Trail. This marker is approximately 21 miles from the intersection of Highway 32 and FS 27N08. The Bruff's Camp area was recently devastated by a forest fire.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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