California Historical Landmarks in Plumas County
California Historical Landmark 231
40950 Purdy Lane
We just learned from the Spring 2008 edition of las Palmas, published by the Plumas County Museum Association, that the historical marker is indeed near this cul-de-sac. We shall return to photograph it.
Tate's Ravine was named in the spring of 1852, when Alex and Frank Tate discovered gold there. Lewis Stark and his family came across the plains to settle here in September 1852. A very rich mine was opened up and the place grew in population. Soon the miners wanted a new name for the settlement, so they called it Elizabethtown in honor of Stark's daughter, the village's only unmarried woman.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation