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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Glenn County, California

 
Clickable Map of Glenn County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Glenn County, CA (10) Butte County, CA (81) Colusa County, CA (15) Lake County, CA (27) Mendocino County, CA (42) Tehama County, CA (31)  GlennCounty(10) Glenn County (10)  ButteCounty(81) Butte County (81)  ColusaCounty(15) Colusa County (15)  LakeCounty(27) Lake County (27)  MendocinoCounty(42) Mendocino County (42)  TehamaCounty(31) Tehama County (31)
Adjacent to Glenn County, California
    Butte County (81)
    Colusa County (15)
    Lake County (27)
    Mendocino County (42)
    Tehama County (31)
 
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1California (Glenn County), Bayliss — Bayliss Library
This historic Carnegie Library was built to serve the small, rural population of the surrounding area. It was dedicated on July 14, 1917, and has been in continuous use as a free public library since that date. The Willows Chapter . . . Map (db m91797) HM
2California (Glenn County), Glenn — William B. Ide’s Public Service
Early California pioneer, member of original Bear Flag Party organized June 1846 in Colusi County, since changed to Colusa. As first and only president of "California Republic", issued, on June 18, 1846, historic proclamation. Held . . . Map (db m172453) HM
3California (Glenn County), Hamilton City — 831 — William Semple Green1832 – 1905
Arrived via Panama route, San Francisco Oct. 10, 1849 Arrived Colusi County, July 6, 1850 Ferry boat captain, mail carrier, surveyor, editor, writer, legislator, Surveyor General of the United States, California State Treasurer, irrigationist, . . . Map (db m143420) HM
4California (Glenn County), Orland — Orland’s Cannons
This 57 mm anti-tank gun M1 was one of 16,000 built between 1941 and 1944 for the U.S. Army. Pulled by an armored half-track, the M1 weapon used armor-piercing ammunition and was widely used in the European theater of operations. It . . . Map (db m173311) HM WM
5California (Glenn County), Orland — Papst Flour Mill Site
{The marker consists of 3 plaques, the first reading:} A millstone from the steam powered flour mill built in 1880 by Albert Papst. It is believed the stone came from France. Fire destroyed the four storied mill in 1881. . . . Map (db m41834) HM
6California (Glenn County), Orland — Pioneer Homesite
Location of the first frame house in Glenn County. Erected in 1850 by Martin A. Reager and Andrew S.C. Cleek. A stopping place for oxen teams, mule freighters and river boats. Martin Reager farmed this land until 1864. “Westward . . . Map (db m172452) HM
7California (Glenn County), Orland — Simpson Bridge Memorial
Dedicated to the Noah Simpson family, early settlers of Stony Creek Valley. The steel girders that form the arch were part of the original bridge constructed in 1885 and used until 1961. This site overlooks the location of the original bridge . . . Map (db m172451) HM
8California (Glenn County), Orland — 345 — The Swift AdobeCalifornia Historical Landmark 345
The first house in Glenn County Built about 1848 by Granville P. Swift A member of the Bear Flag Party, who came to California from Oregon in 1844. The site is 150 yards east on the banks of Hambright Creek. The house was built of clay by . . . Map (db m143522) HM
9California (Glenn County), Willows — Birth of the Air Tanker ProgramDedicated to the Pioneers who started Aerial Firefighting
The first operational air tanker was developed in Willows, by the Willows Flying Service in 1955, at the request of the Fire Control Officer for the Mendocino National Forest. A Boeing Stearman 75 “Caydet” Agricultural Aircraft was . . . Map (db m172450) HM
10California (Glenn County), Willows — Kanawha
Settled by Granville Swift 1840 Named by Levi Welch Post Office 1871-1879 Dedicated to all Pioneers Map (db m89197) HM
 
May. 16, 2021