#120:  Dersch Homestead

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Dersch Rd at Bear Creek, 10 mi E of Anderson

40.486191, -122.151329




State plaque



From the Guidebook:

Here in 1850 'Doc' Baker established a stopping place for emigrants on the Lassen and Nobles Trails. George and Anna Maria Dersch took up a homestead on the land in 1861. A history of troubled relations between Indians and settlers led to an Indian raid on the ranch in 1866 in which Mrs. Dersch was killed. A posse was formed and killed most of the Indians at their Dye Creek Camp.

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