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RICH GOLD DEPOSITS OF PLUMAS COUNTY
A Section Now Experi
encing a Long An
MINERS ROUND LA PORTE.
Enterprises Changing the Face
and Prospects of the
DOWN FEATHER RIVER CANYON.
Some of the Men Who Are Inter
ested In Building Up
Plumas is * county of rugged mountains,
holding in their mighty embrace many
green and fertile valleys. Lofty snow
capped peaks and sloping hills, rich in
their robes of green, greet the eye on every I
hand, while w indmg through a maze of j
scenic beauty almost unparalleled in the
bold strokes of nature are hundreds of
clear mountain brooks singing in joy or
roaring in precipitous descent as they rush
onward to unite tbeir waters with the great
streams that carry them into the valleys
and thence into the bosom of the mighty j
These great divisions of the Feather j
River, one of the principal confluent* of
the Sacramento — the middle fork, the j
north and east branches of the north fork
— have their source in this county, and
from thousands of tributaries receive the
mighty flow of water that falls as rain or
snow on the lofty hills or secluded valleys,
having ramifications in every nook and
corner of this wide and wild expanse.
High up among the white-robed peaks
are hundreds of pellucid lakes and lovely
mountain tarns, reposing sweetly in their
isolated abode far from the busy scenes of
Born of the glaciers, they carry the mind
back to those far distant ages in the his
tory of our planet when great fields of ice
furrowed their way through mighty moun
tains, flowing in their irresistible advance
through the deep canyons and ravines that
form our water-courses, tilling the valleys
with an alluvial deposit which has yielded
rich rewards to the husbandman, laying
bare those vast storehouses of gold that for
over a third of a century have replenished
the world's wealth, and finally, as they
disappeared, with fury spent, fashioning
with icy hands a multitude of little lakes
far up among the loftiest peaks of the
Plumas County lies wholly on the west
ern slope of the mountains, and scarcely a
drop of water falls within its limits that
does not find a way into one of the many
tributaries of the "Feather, ana thence to
The watershed between the Nevada and
Sacramento basins forms the dividing line
between Plumas and Lassen, while the
dividing ridge between the Feather and
the Yuba forms the Sierra County line.
On the northwest, the dividing ridge be
tween the waters of the Feather and of
Butte and Deer creeks forms the county
line, so that Plumas County lies wholly
within the domain of the Feather River.
Its greatest length is from northwest and
southeast, or from Lassens Peak to Beck
with Pass, a distance of eighty -five
miles. Transversely, from southwest to
northeast, it is but forty-five miles. The
whole embraces an area of over 2000 square
miles, or 1,280,000 acres. Of this some 200,
--000 acres are agricultural land, distributed
among a number of fertile valleys. Chief
among these may be . mentioned the
American, Indian, Big Meadow, Mo
hawk, Sierra, Bucks, Onion and Last !
Chance. The greatest portion, how- |
ever, is made up of mountains covered |
with a heavy growth of coniferous I
trees— sugar and yellow pine, spruce, bal
sam fir and cedar, while mountain oak,
manzanita, laurel, buckeye, alder and
chaparral grow in great profusion. In
supplying timber for Humes, mines and
general improvements, these great lorests
have been invaluable, and the territory j
now denuded of its growth of pine, j
spruce and cedar tells the extent to which j
this kindly provision of nature has been j
utilized by the husbandman and miner |
alike since the first white man penetrated j
Pilot Peak, which stands near the |
southern line of the county, is a volcanic j
knob of basaltic rock most;beautifully col
umnar on its northern slope, and from the j
summit of which a fine view may be ob
tained of the surrounding country, Lassens
Peak being visible in the northwest and
the Coast Ranges in the southwest. Off to
the west lies Table Mountain, nearly as
high as the great peak, which has an eleva
tion of something over 7000 feet above the
level of the sea. Nelsons Point has an
elevation of 4000 feet above the sea.
Quincy is the chief town and county seat.
MAP SHOWING MINING TERRITORY TRIBUTARY TO LA POETE.
[From a drawing by W. ■Schuld, Civil Engineer.]
It is situated in a great basin called the
American Valley, which is eleven miles
long and three miles wide, having an ele
vation of about 3500 feet.
A few miJes from Quincy on the road to
Indian Valley is the old mining town of
Eluabethtown, for many years a fierce
rival of the American Valley settlement
for county honors. In 1852 Alex and
Frank Tate discovered gold in a ravine
near the town, and soon afterward Lewis
Stark, feter Pay and George Ferrier, who
arrived through Beckwith Pass with their
families, went to work near the Tate claim.
For a week they prospected without suc
cess and then moved up the Elizabeth ra
vine, where one day's work yielded four
ounces. Two days after Stark picked up a
nugget weiehingtwenty-seven ounces, and
soon the fame of the location got abroad
and called other prospectors, who in due
time built up a town.
Stark built the first house, and the town
was named in honor of his only daughter,
Elizabeth, who now resides at Quincy.
Elizabethtown made the most strenuous
efforts to become the county seat when
Plumas was organized, but Quincy won
the prize. In 1855 she also took the post
office from the rival metropolis, and soon
after Elizabethtown went into a decline
from which she never recovered, dying a
natural and easy death, with her boots off,
after a useful and happy life. Quincy is
surrounded by a fine agricultural country,
and the minsral possibilities of the adja
cent mountain region are said to be good.
Next in importance comes La Porte, the
center and natural outlet of a section of
half-developed mining country that is just
now feeling the effects of a long-expected
boom. That La Porte is destined to be
come in the near future the most im
portant town in Plumas County no one
can for a moment doubt, when her natural
advantages are considered. The town is
situated in the southeastern part of Plu
mas, near the Sierra county line, and was
formerly a part of this latter division. It
is pleasantly located on Rabbit Creek, at
an elevation of 4500 feet above the sea, and
has staee connection with Oroville and
Marysville, the junction of the two lines
being at Woodville.
Downieville is twenty miles away and
the county seat is reached over a finely
graded road of thirty-five miles built at an
expense of $30,000, and traversing a region
of rare scenic beauty and rich in mineral
resources. The town is shut in by moun
tains, out of which rises in towering
majesty Bald Peak to a height of 1000 feet
above the surrounding country, affording
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY,- JULY 18, 1895.
an unobstructed view of hundreds of miles
in every direction.
Gold was first discovered on the creek in
1850 by Hamilton Ward and James Murry,
but there are conflicting stories as to how
this stream obtained its name. Tradition
declares that Ward was crossing the creek
at a point near the present site of La Porte
in the latter part of August, 1850, when a
rabbit bounded out of the chaparral. In
trying to get a snot at the cottontail he
discovered gold on the banks of the creek,
and at once staked out a claim, which grew
into a town known as Rabbit Creek until
the name was changed some years later to
Another tale says that Robert Clark,
I who mined at Rich Bar in 1850, now a
wealthy land-owner of Ukiah, Cal., was
passing down the creek on horseback when
he met a wandering prospector who asked
the name of the place. Not having any
better information to give and having ob
served rabbits in great numbers along the
stream. Clark quickly replied, "Rabbit
I Creek," and rode on. The prospector tar-
I ried for a night's rest, but discovered gold
j and located there permanently. Two
i years later Clark returned to find a flour
j ishing camp, and when he asked its name
i they answered, "Rabbit Creek"; and then
I he remembered that he himself had named
I the town two years before. Clark is very
I old now and very rich. He makes an ari
i nual pilgrimage to the Mecca of his early
| youth — La Porte — and with the "old boys"
| revives the stirring memories of days
About a year after the discovery of gold
Siller's water ditch was completed and
this work was rapidly followed by the con
struction of other privileges — Foster's and
the Martindale ditch. This opened up
hydraulic mining in earnest and the town
grew apace. In 1852 Eli S. Lester put up
1 the Raboit Creek Hotel. This was the
first house of any pretensions in La Porte,
and the townspeople were very proud of
the new structure. It stood on the north
side of Main street, between Sherman's
stage barn and Runnell's blacksmith-shop.
The next frame structure was opened as a
meat market by Thomas Freeaskis and the
same year Lester opened a store on Main
street. Frank Everts, who had charge of
the express business of Everts. Snell & Co.,
upon the failure of his firm in 18.V), opened
a general banking business in golddust. A
postofh'ce had been established during the
I>revious ynar with Landlord and Store
keeper Lester as Postmaster. In 1855 the
Mountain Messenger, a weekly paper, be
gan publication, and about a year later
the townspeople, in mass-meeting assem
bled, tired of the name of Rabbit Creek,
decided to call the town La Porte, and a
petition to that effect was accordingly for
warded to the postal department at Wash
ington and approved three months later.
In 1858 B. W. Barnes commenced to sup
ply the town with water from a mountain
spring by a system of log Dipes, and the
eervice proved so satisfactory that it has
never been changed.
Mr. Barnes still resides in La Porte, hale,
hearty and wealthy. He has made con
siderable money in mining, and for eigh
teen 7,' cars was Internal Revenue Collector
for the Sierra division of the Northern
District. Mr. Barnes has the history of
every important mine in California at his
tongue's end, and possesses withal a fund
of information relative to early days in Cal
fornia that proves exceedingly valuable to
inquiring scribes and entertaining to his
host of friends.
La Porte was first visited by disaster in
1861, when a tire swept away nine-tenths
of the whole town. The loss was estimated
at $160,000, but there was plenty of gold in
the ravines and the people did not despair.
They went to work and soon built up an
other town. Old residents of the place
declare that in one month after the burning
not a single trace of the conflagration could
be found. In the new settlement which
sprang up on the ruins of old La Porte
twelve fire-proof buildings were erected.
So things went on improving until 1862,
when the tide turned.
At this time La Porte had reached the
zenith of her prosDerity, which now began
to wane. There were four large hotels,
fifteen stores, two churches, fourteen
saloons and rive gambling-houses.
The cream had been taken off, however,
and the miners commenced to go away
for better possibilities in virgin ground.
The epoch of machinery had not been in-
augurated. Spanish Flat, Secret Diggins,
Barnards Claim, Whisky Digginß, Last
Chance, Grass Flat, and a hundred other
rich locations that had poured theiryellow
treasure through its arteries of trade had
been worked out on the surface, and in
those days it was all surface work.
A dozen big fortunes had been taken out
of the section tributary to La Porte, and
were already being dissipated for luxuries
at London and Paris, or over the gambling
tables of Monte Carlo. The rise of some
was rapid in the extreme. A man named
Boker struck a pocket at Spanish Flat, and
took out a fortune in eight days. Since
then he has resided in Paris. "Whisky
Smith," for whom Whisky Diggins was
named, moved away when his secret lead
was discovered, with $86,000.
Smith was an odd genius and something
of a recluse. He lived alone on his claim,
and only visited La Porte when his whisky
gave out. Upon these visits he was fre
quently interrogated by the miners as to
the amount taken out of his claim from
day to day. Smith's stereotyped reply was,
"Not much; just enouEh for whisky/ One
day . a miner chanced to walk through
the open door of his cabin, and found the
hermit, with the results of his months of
labor, spread out before him. "You have
a fortune there," remarked the visitor.
"I have enough for whisky," reolied
Smith, and that night he left town after
| selling his precious hoarding in La Porte.
I Since then the claim has been known as
Some men there were in the early days
of La Porte who wooed not fortune but
fame. Creed Haymond was one. Ex-
Lieutenant Governor Johnson was another.
Both men went into the town without a
penny, carrying their blankets. They
came out of the town two of the best known
men on the Pacific Coast.
Haymond was a boy when he went to
La Porte, and according to the old-timers
not a veiy remarkable boy either. For a
time he tended bar and then got to driving
a pony express. Johnson kept a gambling
house and made money. Finally the two
went into partnership in a general mer
chandise store. Johnson was the brains of
the business and mrnished the capital.
Haymond was not commercially inclined
and spent a good deal of time pouring over
a set of law books, which he had borrowed
from B. W. Barnes. After a time Johnson
complained that Haymond was neglecting
the business and advised him to retire
Haymond acted upon this suggestion and
in a few months was admitted to the bar,
from which time his raise was rapid. John
son was sent to the Legislature two or three
times from Sierra County and finally be
came Lieutenant-Governor of the State.
The fall of La Porte was nearly as rapid
as her rise. In 1869 a second tire swept the
town and took ail of Main street. The
Alturas block alone remained, with a badly
damaged roof. Two years later the town
was visited by another blaze, which left
only a portion of what the other fires had
Five or six years ago many of those who
had left in the early 60' s returned. Some
how they recollected that considerable
good ground had been left behind in the
rush of the early time. Port Wine Wahoo,
Poverty Hill, Mornstown, Howland Flat,
St. Louis, Whisky Diggins, Chandlerville
and Slate Creek Canyon were reopened.
Many of these claims had been worked
continuously, but on n small scale, and
hardly commensurate with the possibili
ties as proven by recent demonstration.
Then the town began to get a little of the
old life. Modern methods came into
vogue, and capital came to open up the
rich gravel beds under swift rivers and
towering mountains. For many years it
was known for a certainty that the ridges
running down from Pilot Peak dividing
the headwaters of the Feather and Yuba
rivers, and Slate and Canyon creeks,
covered large quantities of rich gravel.
It was a question of reaching these de
posits, which involved the expenditure of
large sums of money. The pay-dirt could
only be reached by means of long tunnels
or deep shafts. In 1890 a company of
Scotchmen secured two miles of this ridge.
It was decided to go down to bedrock, and
then, by a system of tunnels, find out
where the gold lay, even if it cost a mil
lion to get there. Work was commenced
on the snaft at once, and bedrock reached
at a depth of 500 feet, where the richest
kind of gravel was found. Prospecting
revealed the fact that they had found a
channel over 600 feet wide and from five to
six feet deep, extending a distance of two
miles. The prospect at times showed as
high as $1 to the cubic foot, and for the
first three years of operation paid $30 to
the pick. Since then the average has been
mu<jh higher. Over a hundred thousand
dollars was spent in fitting up, and the
mine is now working 120 men, under the
energetic supervision of C. P. Wingate.
The work is incorporated as the Feather
Fork Mining Company, but is better
known as the Thistle shaft.
Next in importance, in the matter of re
cent development of Plumas County, is a
work of considerable magnitude on the
middle fork of the Feather River, in
which capital to the amount of eight or
nine hundred thousand dollars has been
invested during the past few months. The
credit of opening up this vast property be
longs to A. U. Rugg, a man of indomitable
energy and wide practical experience in
mining. It was a problem in engineering
that required some years for solution, and
Mr. Rugg has at lust the satisfaction of
seeing his pet scheme brought to a success
ful consummation. This property consists
of a series of rich channel bars, stretching
along the Feather for a distance of about
six miles, between the mouth of Onion
Valley Creek and the mouth of Washing
ton Creek, and just above the famous
Men have traveled hundreds of miles to
look at this property and returned disap
pointed, refusing to make the descent to
the canyon below, which, from the bound
ing ridges, presents a scene wild enough to
deter the most adventuresome. From this
dizzy height engineers eminent in their
profession have scouted the idea of putting
machinery down abrade of more than 2000
feet to the mile. Machinery, however, has
been just put into the Feather River can
yon during the last two months &nd is now
in successful operation. During the next
few months half a dozen more big plants
will be set going and between 500 and 600
men will find employment here. ThmGold
Bar Consolidated Mining Company was a
leader' in the experiment, ana upon the
success of this corporation in demonstrating
the practicability of working these bars was
based the activity now under way along the
middle fork of the Feather.
For some months past the company has
had in operation on one of the bars a fine
prospecting plant — engine, derrick and
pump — and a 10x6 shaft has been sunk for
a distance of 22 feet. Bedrock is expected
at 25 feet, and here of course the pay
gravel will be found, though the prospect
all the way down has been excellent, and
sufficient to more than pay the expense of
sinking. Surface prospect on all of the
bars shows many colors to the pan, and in
some places a man could make wages in
the old-fashioned way — spade and pan.
The several companies have decideu to
pursue a uniform method of working out
these bars. As a matter of fact there is
but one feasible method. This is by a sys
tem of open pits, in which both steam and
water power will be used from the surface.
When the bars are exhausted it will be an
easy matter anrt a small expense to wing
dam the river and work out the modern
channel. This, however, is a matter for
niture consideration, as it will require
from ten to fifteen years to complete the
work now under way on the ancient bed of
the river. Many of the bars are heavliy
wooded, having* trees of such size as to
preclude the possibility of the ground ever
having been worked over before, and it is
known to a certainty, so say the experts
who have examined the property, that the
bedrock which stretches along this river
has never been touched.
Other companies at work on the river, or
about to put in machinery, are the Middle
Feather River Gold Mining Company, or
ganized in Oakland July 16, 1894. the Griz
zly Placer Mining Company, the Rocky
Bar Gold Mining Company'ana the Hill
hui*st .River Mining Company. A great
deal of lumber will be necessary, and this
will be procured from the heavily wooded
ridge above, where a sawmill is to be
located. The work of constructing a
wagon road leading down to the canyon
is to be commenced within a few days, the
estimated cost havingbeen fixed at $3000.
Packard & Kendel are working about
forty men in Slate Creek Canyon, where a
new machine for handling tailings is being
used successfully. This novel method
will be described and illustrated in a
future article. The Bald Mountain Con
solidated Company, whose claim adjoins
La Porte, has thirty-five men at werk,
with a prospect of doubling the force
within the next few weeks. A tunnel has
been run lor something over a mile, and
the prospect is excellent.
The Taber mine, the stock of which is
principally owned in Gibsonville and San
Francisco, is working two shafts, and just
above the town the American is at
work on the widest channel in the county
with a large force. This channel is over
£000 feet wide, and big results are expected.
Upon an adjoining claim the Bunker Hill
Company has opened up a tunnel of rich
gravel. At Grass Flat, about five miles
from town, the Pioneer is in operation
with fifty men. The Excelsior ana Happy
Hollow mines are also drifting. This lat
ter claim has already produced over two
millions, and is said to be good iot as
much more. At Port Wine, juat across
the creek from La Porte, numerous small
claims have been reopened and are all do
ing well. The Fortuna Consolidated Min
ing Company is working a large force.
Passing down the Port Wine ridge Pov
erty Hill is reached, formerly one of the
best paying hydraulic mines in the State.
But little can be done here at drifting,
though there is an immense amount of
territory that would pay well under the
hydraulic method. Just below is the lowa
shaft, which shows a rich prospect. This
mine was opened up several years since by
Messrs. Barnes, Mussey and Harris of La
Porte by an incline shaft. At Secret Dig
gings, across Slate Creek, about a mile
from the town, Buckly will soon open up a
drift mjne with a large force, and at Quig
leys something is being done in running
At Onion Valley, Poor Mans Creek and
Hopkins Greet sluicing is being done,
ttiough in a small way. The Mountaineer
mine at Onion Valley is soon to be opened
under a new company. The New Ameri
can and the Good Hope at Saw Pit Flat
are also in a fair way to feel the shock of
new life that has been infused into all the
veins and arteries of this dnce flourishing
section. Besides the operations men
tioned above there are hundreds of small
claims where a good deal of money is being
taken out. Upon many claims, where only
one rnetnod of extracting the metal is pos
sible, dams are under construction, and
here hydraulicking will be resumed.
There are other sections where permis
sion to construct dams has been refused
and where drifting has been resorted to as
the only chance, but on the whole mining
in the vicinity of La Porte has taken on
an activity "of unusual extent, which
promises a great deal for the prosperity of
rlumas County during the next three
months. This rich corner of one of the
richest mining counties in the State has
been overlooked by capital, because of its
severe isolation, long winters and limited
transportation facilities. In the matter of
transportation considerable improvement
has recently been made and more is prom
ised. The Berc-Burroughs stage line con
necting La Porte with the outside world
takes its passengers through some
of the finest scenery in the Sierras on com
fortable roomy four and six horse coaches,
fashioned something after the old
Concord vehicle. The stock is kept in
excellent condition, fresh horses Deing
taken every twelve miles, and the road
lies through a most interesting section of
Leaving Oroville at 4 a. m. passengers get
breakfast at Hurlton three hours later and
arrive at Forbestown at 10:30. Dinner is
taken at Woodvillc at 12 o'clock, when
connection is made with the Marysville
line. From this point it is only a short
ride to La Porte, which is reached at 5:30
in the evening.
This of course is the summer schedule.
Durirte the winter things do not run so
smoothly and sometimes get pretty badly
mixed. With from thirty to fifty feet of
snow on the road and the sudden and
tierce mountain storms it is a close game
and the drivers recognize the usual per
centage in favor of the dealer. It id there
that the horses are put on snowshoes and
the towns along the road show above the
white drifts only occasional patches of
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regular price $1 50, will be closed out at 55c.
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45 dozen LADIES' WHITE LAUNDRIED SHIRT WAISTS, with colored chaubray
bosoms, full sleeves, regular price $1 50, will be offered at 65c.
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