Forest City
GPS *** N39' 29.208 W120' 52.599 *** elev. 4480'
 

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ON JULY 1st, 1887, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO ROB THE FOREST CITY STAGE CARRYING A SHIPMENT OF GOLD FROM THE BALD MOUNTAIN EXTENTION MINE. TOM DAVIS, DRIVER, AND BEN TRELOAR, SHOTGUN, WERE ORDERED TO HALT BUT WERE SHOT AND "WOUNDED" BEFORE THE STAGE COULD BE STOPPED. THE HORSES BROKE INTO A RUN PULLING THE STAGE CLEAR OF THE AMBUSH. A POSSE WAS MOUNTED BUT THE BANDIT ESCAPED DOWN INTO THE OREGON CREEK GULCH WITHOUT THE GOLD.

CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM
DEDICATED JUNE 20, 2010
MAJOR WILLIAM DOWNIE CHAPTER - 1849
E CLAMPUS VITUS

(Dedicated 6-20-2010 - Installed 7-15-2011)