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CHL No. 231 Elizabethtown - Plumas


NO. 231 ELIZABETHTOWN - 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 settle here in September 1852. A very rich mine was opened up and the place grew in population. Soon the miners wanted a new name for the settlement, so they called it Elizabethtown in honor of Stark's daughter, the village's only unmarried woman.


40950 Purdy Lane. dirt rd, 0.4 mi NW of Hwy 70 (PM 41.6) 1.8 mi N of Quincy
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From Hwy 70, head north on Purdy Lane. Pass Elizabeth Drive. Park in the Cul-de-sac at the end of Purdy Lane. There is a path marked "Private Drive" at 40950 Purdy Lane. Follow that trail north to the Elizabethtown marker.

NO. 231 ELIZABETHTOWN - Trail Sign on north west side of the Cul-de-sac.