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The Beckwourth Cabin located in Plumas County, was pioneer Jim Beckwourth's refurbished hotel and trading post, circa 1852. Beckwourth, who was part Native American and part African American, was one of the few pioneer leaders of African-American descent. He discovered one of the lowest passes over the Sierra Nevada.

The cabin is open by appointment only.

Location: Rocky Point Road, Portola California Telephone Toll Free: 530-832-4888

Other History nearby:
(Portola) Beckwourth Cabin
(Chester) Chester-Lake Almanor Museum
(Greenville) Cy Hall Museum
(Downieville) Downieville Museum
(Reno) First United Methodist Church
(Oroville) Forbestown Museum


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