Note to the powers that be in California Office of Historic Preservation: Instead of ‘First Permanent White Habitation in
Allen Ebenezer Van Fleet (2nd from left, top row), the reason for the landmark and the person who built the first permanent structure here is seen in this 1907 Thanksgiving photo taken in the town of
Before the ranchers and settlers came to the
Yours truly (2nd from left - top row) as the Old Glory band heads heads up the 6 into Nevada in the spring of '77...the same time the E Clampus Vitus people were putting together the new plaque.
Official plaque inscription: NO. 230 FIRST PERMANENT WHITE HABITATION IN
Location: At intersection of State Hwy 6 (P.M. 3.9) and
Current plaque inscription: OWENSVILLE – The first white man’s settlement in northern
Dedicated June 11, 1977 Slim Princess Chapter e Clampus Vitus