Friday, August 08, 2008

California Historical Landmark #565

After our bike ride on the Bizz Johnson Trail, Jack and I drove out to Peter Lassen's grave. Afterwards, we stopped at Lassen Memorial Park in Susanville which contains Roop's Fort and a marker for the Noble Emigrant Trail.

Peter Lassen Grave
California State Historical Landmark #565

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This landmark is located at 2550 Wingfield Road, 5 miles southeast of Susanville, California. There are 6 other California State Historical Landmarks in Lassen County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 40° 21.060 W 120° 38.389.

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In memory of Peter Lassen, the pioneer who was killed by the Indians April 27, 1859, at 66 years of age.

On June 14, 1862, the local Masonic Lodge placed a ten-foot tall stone marker on Lassen’s grave. By the early 1900s, a portion of that monument had deteriorated. In 1917, after a year and half long campaign to raise funds, a new Lassen monument was erected next to the old one.

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