Cressler and Bonner Trading Post

California State Historic Landmark 14

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#014 Cressler-Bonner
Trading Post

California Historical Landmark No 14
The first building erected in Deep Creek settlement, now Cedarville, was built in 1865 as a trading post by James Townsend, who was killed in an Indian fight in 1866.
Purchased by William T. Cressler and John H. Bonner in 1867, the building was used as a trading post and general store until larger quarters were built in 1874.
The mercantile, banking, and ranching firm of Cressler and Bonner played a major role in the settlement and development of Surprise Valley and Modoc County.
The land for the Cedarville Park was donated to Modoc County by descendants of Mr. Cressler in 1957 and the building was reconstructed in 1977 with funds provided by the State Recreational Bond Act of 1974.

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Cedarville Park, Center St between Bonner and Townsend Sts, Cedarville.
GPS coords: 41° 31.733 N/120° 10.429 W

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