Fort Janesville - Janesville, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 40° 18.255 W 120° 32.004
10T E 709621 N 4464446
Quick Description: This historical maker resides on property owned by Janesville Christian Fellowship.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2015 7:45:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPN3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located off Old Cutoff Rd in Janesville is a stone boulder containing a small plaque that reads:
FORT JANESVILLE
BUILT IN 1859 DURING
PIUTE WAR
ERECTED 1961 BY
NATAQUA PARLOR NO. 152
N. D. G. W.

Wikipedia highlights the history of this fort and reads:

Fort Janesville In 1860, after the Battle of Pyramid Lake (also known as "The Ormsby Massacre"), settlers built a loopholed stockade for protection from an Indian attack that never materialized. The fort, which had a bastion, or block house, in its southwest angle, was less than a mile from the town of Janesville. The site of the fort is now a California Historic Landmark.

In 1864, Janesville lost to Susanville by one vote from becoming the county seat. The Janesville post office opened in 1861, closed for a time in 1864, changed its name to Lassen in 1914, and renamed to Janesville in 1923. The name honors Jane Bankhead, wife of an early settler.

Marker Number: 758.00

Marker Name: Fort Janesville

County: Lassen

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 1/1/1961

Location:
0.1 mi N of Janesville Elementary School, Main St, Janesville


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