Historical society prepares for open house
This beautiful new marker, created by local artist Ron McBride, based on a concept by Tony Jonas, Lassen Historical Society’s president, stands just outside Roop’s Fort. According to McBride, when people look at the marker 100 years from now, they will remember today’s residents. Photo by Sam Williams
Tuesday, May 6 — When the Lassen Historical Society kicks off its season with an open house at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, a new marker at Roop’s Fort is sure to be an eye-catching part of the celebration.
The new marker, created by local artist Ron McBride, features hand-hammered repoussé art work depicting the emigrant settlers beneath the words Roop’s Fort.
The marker, which utilizes an old metal wagon wheel, is mounted on six large posts just outside Roop’s Fort, the first building in Lassen County and site of the famous Sagebrush War.