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Historical Markers and War Memorials in La Porte, California

 
Clickable Map of Plumas 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 Plumas County, CA (118) Butte County, CA (81) Lassen County, CA (46) Shasta County, CA (116) Sierra County, CA (55) Tehama County, CA (31) Yuba County, CA (46)  PlumasCounty(118) Plumas County (118)  ButteCounty(81) Butte County (81)  LassenCounty(46) Lassen County (46)  ShastaCounty(116) Shasta County (116)  SierraCounty(55) Sierra County (55)  TehamaCounty(31) Tehama County (31)  YubaCounty(46) Yuba County (46)
Location of La Porte, California
    Plumas County (118)
    Butte County (81)
    Lassen County (46)
    Shasta County (116)
    Sierra County (55)
    Tehama County (31)
    Yuba County (46)
 
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1California (Plumas County), La Porte — “Quick Silver Charley”Charles W. Hendel — Chronicler of the Long Board —
Snow-shoe Race beginning 1854 Sierra County Surveyor 1870 Deputy U.S. Surveyor 1871 Plumas County Surveyor 1879 Plumas County Supervisor 1910 Snow-shoed to Quincy for meetings past the age of 80Map (db m56365) HM
2California (Plumas County), La Porte — Benjamin W. Barnes“Pappy”
“Barnes Spring” established as La Portes Water Supply 1858. For his efforts our citizens will forever by indebted.Map (db m56366) HM
3California (Plumas County), La Porte — Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill
This mill was built in 1911 and used to crush ore at the Hewitt Brothers Mine on Hopkins Creek. It was powered by a steam engine and a pelton water wheel. It was discovered by Fred and Janet Miles in 1978 and brought to La Porte by members of E . . . Map (db m56320) HM
4California (Plumas County), La Porte — Emigrant Trail1850
Gold discovered Rabbit Creek – 1850 Renamed La Porte – 1857Map (db m56299) HM
5California (Plumas County), La Porte — Frank D. Everts
. . . Map (db m56321) HM
6California (Plumas County), La Porte — Fuller & BuellSept. 6, 1856
completed their fireproof store. The first brick building in Sierra County, now Plumas County.Map (db m56317) HM
7California (Plumas County), La Porte — Gibsonville
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 . . . Map (db m65905) HM
8California (Plumas County), La Porte — John Conly & Co. BankersLa Porte — 1855-1871 —
Gold dust dealers exchange bought & sold. Checks on Marysville & San Francisco. We issue Wells Fargo exchange on the Atlantic States & Canada. Quicksilver for sale.Map (db m56322) HM
9California (Plumas County), La Porte — La Porte
Known as Rabbit Creek until 1857. In 1862 a town of three hotels, six large stores and fourteen saloons. By 1890, $93,000,000 in bullion had been extracted from the area. Dedicated to all those hardy souls who pioneered this part of Plumas . . . Map (db m56838) HM
10California (Plumas County), La Porte — La Porte – Quincy Wagon Road
On May 1, 1866 a special election was held in Plumas County to issue bonds in the sum of $20,000 for the construction of the La Porte – Quincy Wagon Road. The 34-1/2 mile road was completed in 1867 under the supervision of E.H. Pierce by Conly . . . Map (db m56369) HM
11California (Plumas County), La Porte — La Porte’s Chinese Community
In 1870 the Chinese community of Goodwin Township consisted of 184 dwellings housing 248 people. They were accepted and more welcome here than in other mining areas due to the respect of their leader, Ah Tye in the white and Chinese communitiesMap (db m56301) HM
12California (Plumas County), La Porte — Lexington Ski Hill
Snow skiing was introduced to Plumas County in 1858. Skis were called “snow shoes” at the time. Skis were first used to travel to and from the mining camps. Sport skiing soon followed, and by 1863 became a “mania”. The first . . . Map (db m65904) HM
13California (Plumas County), La Porte — Lotta Crabtree
Charlotte (Lotta) Mignon Crabtree, born November 7, 1847, New York City. Moved to Grass Valley California in late spring of 1853. In the fall of 1854, the Crabtrees moved to Rabbit Creek (La Porte). Mart Taylor, a saloon owner with a small theater, . . . Map (db m56298) HM
14California (Plumas County), La Porte — Port Wine
Port Wine had its beginning in early 1850. By 1851 surface mining had declined, but hydraulic mining instilled new life into the area. Port Wine was described as a religious and sober town in 1863. There was a post office and Wells Fargo Express . . . Map (db m56652) HM
15California (Plumas County), La Porte — 213 — Rabbit Creek House
Built 1852 by Eli S. Lester, the first building in town included a hotel, trading post and two barns.Map (db m143426) HM
16California (Plumas County), La Porte — Reilly’s Saloon
Originally Burrel-Buckley, barn lot circa 1860, Jumbo Merian’s Grocery & Gas Station, 1930-1945, purchased by Frank C. Reilly, operator from 1945-1965. Frank C. Reilly was the first Humbug of FCR 5978, E Clampus Vitus and one of the very few that . . . Map (db m56323) HM
17California (Plumas County), La Porte — The Alturas Snowshoe Club“Dope is King” — La Porte, Plumas County, California —
This plaque commemorates the origins of the world’s first downhill snowshoe racing events which began in Plumas and Sierra Counties in the 1850’s. The Alturas Snowshoe Club was the world’s first organized ski club, having originated between . . . Map (db m56368) HM
18California (Plumas County), La Porte — The Union Hotel
Established in 1855 as the French Hotel by the Cayot family. Became the Union Hotel in 1856. Destroyed by fire four times, this is the fifth structure.Map (db m65903) HM
 
Apr. 20, 2021