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Alleghany, California Historical Markers

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
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California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Alleghany
Alleghany, “The Treasure Town,” was made up several mining camps; Smith’s Flat, Kanaka Flat, Wet Ravine, Cumberland and Kanaka City. All were established within a few months period in 1851, with Smith’s Flat being the first. Among . . . — Map (db m65935) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Bald Mountain Mine
Forest City’s early placer gold claims were worked out by 1865 leaving the town “busted.” In 1870 a company of local miners and businessmen located a lost section of “The Great Blue Lead,” a 60 million year old north – . . . — Map (db m65961) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Bovee Building
Constructed in the late 1878s, by the early argonaut, J.F. Bovee, to house a clothing store and tavern. In 1928 David H. Casey, the 1918 Marine Corps Light Weight Boxing Champion, acquired the building. He ran a meat market with a “speak . . . — Map (db m65934) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Cornish Ranch Houseest. 1861
Built by N.O. Cornish to serve traffic on the Henness Pass Road “a large and commodious house for the accomodation (sic) of the public provided smithing and hay for teamsters(.“) In 1868 the transcontinental R.R. ended . . . — Map (db m65875) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Forest City
Settled in 1850 by Mr. Savage, the first locations on Smith’s Flat were made in 1851. The company consisted of Big Smith Frank Powers, Thomas Dunham, Elihu Mosgrove and Davie Lewis. The diggings were named Brownsville in 1852 by a company of . . . — Map (db m65944) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Forest City Brewery
Established in the early 1850’s by Henry Kern and sold in 1858 to John Amerheim and Frank Diedel, together with mules, hogs, malt, barley and kegs. The brewery burned four times over its 80 year history but was rebuilt in the same location due to . . . — Map (db m65957) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Forest City Dance Hall
Built by West and Knowles following the fire of 1883. This then three-story structure housed the Knights of Pythias, a large rubber-sprung dance floor, a barber shop, saloon and billiard hall. In the late 1930s, the top floors were crushed by snow . . . — Map (db m65946) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Henness Pass RoadPioneer Emigrant Trail
The main emigrant trail leading from Virginia City to Marysville, California. Traveled by pioneers as early as 1849. — Map (db m65873) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — HP-13 — Henness Pass Road - Plum Valley
Beginning in 1854, John Bope's Ranch and Inn was a major stopping place on the Ridge Road. "3-1/2 miles to Tavern in Plum Valley, here we campt,...gold diggings all around here." - Loring S. Comstock, Aug 28, 1855 — Map (db m99648) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — HP-12 — Henness Pass Road - To Ridge Junction
"On again (along ridge), 2 miles to Gallaway's Rancho, then 4 miles to Forest City, to right of road and Orleans Flat (and Alleghany) to left of road. - Loring Samuel Comstock, Aug 28, 1855. — Map (db m99646) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — 695 — Plum Valley House Site
The Plum Valley House, built in 1854 by John Bope, was constructed of hewn logs and whip sawn lumber. It was a toll station on the Henness Pass Road between Marysville and Virginia City. It is named for the wild plums which grow in the area. — Map (db m65932) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Rite Here
On July 1st, 1887, an attempt was made to rob the Forest City Stage carrying a shipment of Gold from the Bald Mountain Extension Mine. Tom Davis, driver, Ben Treloar, shotgun, were ordered to halt, but were shot and "wounded" before the . . . — Map (db m65958) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Stamp Mill
This mill, used to crush quartz rock in order to extract gold, was first located at the Del Norte and Scotia Mine in French Ravine, near Alleghany, an area which was suffering from an embarrassment of riches. The Alleghany lode was the purest . . . — Map (db m65947) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — The Sixteen to One Mine
California’s Sixteen to One has been producing gold for over one hundreds years. More than one million troy ounces of gold have been mined from its tunnels. In 1853 the Knickerbocker Drift Mine was started, later led to the development of the . . . — Map (db m65937) HM

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