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Plumas County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Plumas

Plumas County Historical Markers

Plumas County Schools
Pioneer Schoolhouse
In 1857 the residents of the eastern end of American Valley built a school, the first schoolhouse in Plumas County. On July 2, 1857, Mr. S. A. Ballou ... [click for more]

Plumas County Historic Homes & Houses
Plumas House
The first and second Plumas Houses were built on this site. The second was built in 1866 by James and Jane Edwards. This hotel, the center of Quincy's... [click for more]

Plumas County - General Interest
Beckwourth Pass
Beckwourth Pass, at an elevation of 5,221 feet, the lowest pass in the Sierra Nevada, was discovered in 1851 by James P. Beckwourth. The monument is d... [click for more]

Buck’s Lake
This was the site of a ranch established by Horace Bucklin and Francis Walker in 1850. Later came a large hotel, post office, and express office. The ... [click for more]

Tate's Ravine was named in the spring of 1852, when Alex and Frank Tate discovered gold there. Lewis Stark and his family came across the plains to se... [click for more]

Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, And The Famous Eureka Mine
Along the Pioneer Trail lies Jamison City and mine, large producer and famous for its 52-pound nugget. Eureka Mill and mine yielded $17 million to Cor... [click for more]

Peter Lassen Marker (site of Lassen Trading Post)
In the summer of 1850, Lassen and a companion, Isidore Meyerwitz, went to Indian Valley and selected a suitable location for a ranch, where they erect... [click for more]

Pioneer Grave (Grizzly Creek)
The legend, as told by the pioneers: 'The lad was returning to Marysville from a trip to the mines, he, having packed a trainload of provisions to the... [click for more]

Pioneer Ski Area Of America, Johnsville
The first sport ski area in the western hemisphere was in the Sierra Nevada, and by 1860 races were being held in the Plumas-Sierra region. The mining... [click for more]

Rabbit Creek Hotel Monument
La Porte, first known as Rabbit Creek, was one of the most important settlements in the southern part of Plumas County. In the fall of 1852, Eli S. Le... [click for more]

Rich Bar
Gold was first found here in July 1850 by miners coming over the mountains from the Yuba Diggins, and there was much production during early 1850s alo... [click for more]

Site Of American Ranch and Hotel
James H. Bradley in 1854 built the American Hotel, the first sawed-lumber house in Quincy. On March 18, 1854, three commissioners met there to form a ... [click for more]

Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley
Miners going to the East Branch, Middle Fork, or North Fork of the Feather River separated at Spanish Rancho, established in July 1850 by two Spaniard... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009