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Historical Markers and War Memorials in La Porte, California
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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|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 80 — — Map (db m56365) HM|
|“Barnes Spring” established as La Portes Water Supply 1858. For his efforts our citizens will forever by indebted. — — Map (db m56366) HM|
|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|
Rabbit Creek – 1850
La Porte – 1857 — — Map (db m56299) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m56321) HM|
|completed their fireproof store. The first brick building in Sierra County, now Plumas County. — — Map (db m56317) HM|
|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|
|Gold dust dealers
exchange bought & sold.
Marysville & San Francisco.
We issue Wells Fargo exchange
on the Atlantic States & Canada.
Quicksilver for sale. — — Map (db m56322) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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 communities — — Map (db m56301) HM|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|Built 1852 by Eli S. Lester, the first building in town included a hotel, trading post and two barns. — — Map (db m143426) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|