Monday, August 15, 2011

California Historical Landmark #345

Granville P. Swift Adobe
California State Historical Landmark #345

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This landmark is located on Old Highway 99W at Hambright Creek, 1.0 miles north of Orland, California. There is one other California State Historical Landmarks in Glenn County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 45.616 W 122° 11.804.

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California Historical Landmark #345

The first house in Glenn County. Built about 1848 by Granville P. Swift. A member of the Bear Flag Party who came to California from Oregon in 1844. The site is 150 yards east on the bank of Hambright Creek. The house was built of clay by Indians. He soon had herds of cattle ranging up and down the valley tended by Indian vaqueros and he made a fortune mining on the Feather River with his Indian laborers.

California Historical Landmark #345

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