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


Rite Here
On July 1st, 1887, an attempt
was made to rob the Forest City Stage
carrying a shipment of Gold from the Bald
Mountain Extension Mine. Tom Davis,
driver, Ben Treloar, shotgun, were ordered to
halt, but were shot and "wouded" 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.
Downieville  1849                 1998
                                                                                                                                   Dougee Gee