National Register of Historic Places in Lassen County

National Register #74000516: Roop's Fort in Susanville 24 September 2013
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National Register #74000516
Roop's Fort
AKA Roop's Trading Post
AKA Roop House
North Weatherlow Between Main and Nevada
Built 1854

Isaac Roop was the first provisional governor of the territory of Nevada.

Roop's Fort is a log structure with one floor and a loft and no foundation. At thirty feet by twenty-one feet, it is large for a log building. It is located on its original site. A repaired shake roof is the only alteration.

Roop's Fort was the first building erected in Lassen County by a pioneer. It was the first trading post the emigrants encountered after Fort Hall in Idaho on their way west.

Roop's Fort was called Fort Defiance during the Sagebrush War between Lassen County and Plumas County.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1974.

Roop's Fort is California Historical Landmark 76.
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