Picard California Historical

Picard California Historical (HM1W6R)

Location: Dorris, CA 96023 Siskiyou County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 57.993', W 121° 58.527'

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Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range where the old Topsy Grade Stage Road enters Butte Valley, the town of Picard was settled in the early 1880s. Picard's Post Office opened in 1883 and closed in 1907. La Lake School located one mile to the west was Picard's first school house. It opened in 1886 and closed in 1912. Nellie and George Otto owned and operated the Picard store and dance hall selling ice cream during dances. Mr. Otto built the small rock power house still standing today to provide lighting for his dance hall and store.

By 1903 Picard had two saloons and hotels, three general stores, a blacksmith shop, church and doctor's office. By 1908, the new railroad had bypassed Picard. Most town businesses moved four miles east to present day Dorris where rail service could be accessed. still in use today the Picard cemetery is all that remains of this once colorful valley farming town.
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HM NumberHM1W6R
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByHumbug Chapter 73 E Clampus Vitus & BV Museum And Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 584895 N 4646569
Decimal Degrees41.96655000, -121.97545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.993', W 121° 58.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 59.58" N, 121° 58' 31.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2809-2863 Picard Rd, Dorris CA 96023, US
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