(LST-1083: dp. 3,960; 1. 328'0"; b. 50'0"; dr. 11'2"; s. 12 k.;
cpl. 119; a. 2 40mm.; cl. LST 611)
Plumas Courdy (LST-1083) was laid down by the American Bridge Corp., Ambridge, Penn. 22 November 1944; launched 14 January 1945; and commissioned as LST-108S at New Orleans, La. 13 February 1945, Lt. Ronald W. Homes in command.
After shakedown LST-108S departed 22 March for the Panama Canal and Guam, where she picked up troops and suppbes and transported them to Saipan and Okinawa. On V~ Day she was back at Guam, and loaded troops of the 4th Marines for Tokyo Bay. After participation in the initial occupation of the Japanese homeland, LST-1088 transported passengers from Guam to San Francisco, arriving 12 January 1946. In August she was placed out of commission, in reserve, berthed at Astoria, Oreg
LST-108S recommissioned 8 September 1950, and after shakedown departed for Korea 19 December 1950 to shuttle troops and suppbes from Japan to Inchon. After a period on the west coast LST-1088 returned to Korea 22 March 1952 to resupply Islands off the northwestern Korean Coast and piek up Prisoners of War. She returned to the United States in December, but departed again for Korea in September 1953 for further supply lifts, returning to San Diego in July 1954.
During the years following the Korean Conflict, LST-1085 alternated amphibious operations off the California coast with deployments to the western Pacific. Her name was changed to Plumas County 1 July 1955. She deployed to the western Pacific in 1956, 1958, 1959, and 1960 when she participated in joint amphibious exercises with Nationabst China and Korea. On 22 August 1961 she was placed out of commission, in reserve, at Sasebo, Japan. She was assigned to MSTS in December 1965, where she remains into 1970.
Plumas County received one battle star for World War II service and three battle stars for Korean War service.
Plumas County, California
Plumas County is a county in the Sierra Nevada of California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,007.  The county seat is Quincy,  and the only incorporated city is Portola. The largest community in the county is East Quincy. The county was named for the Spanish Río de las Plumas (the Feather River), which flows through the county.
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- LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
Laid down November 22 1944 - Launched January 14 1945
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LST-1083 earned one battle star for World War II service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 8-30 1945
Earned three battle stars for the Korean War service
* First UN Counter Offensive
February 3 to March 17 1951
* Communist China Spring Offensive
April 24-30, May 6-18 1951
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
May 20-21, June 18 to July 7, August 9-31, October 14 to November 1 1952
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons.
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
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Plumas County, California
Plumas County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the state of California. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 20,007. The county seat is Quincy, and the only incorporated city is Portola. Plumas county was created March 18, 1854. The county is named after one of the tributaries of the Sacramento River El Rio de las Plumas or the "River of Feathers."
Etymology - Origin of Plumas County Name
The Spanish originally called one of the tributaries of the Sacramento River El Rio de las Plumas or the "River of Feathers." In creating this county, the state Legislature gave it the name Plumas because all of the numerous branches of the Feather River have their origins in its mountains.
Plumas County History
Plumas County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the state of California. The county gets its name from the Spanish words for the Feather River (Río de las Plumas), which flows through the county. The county seat is Quincy.
Previous to the California Gold Rush, the area now known as Plumas County was inhabited by the Mountain Maidu Indians.
Living in small groups, they gathered roots, berries, grasses, seeds and acorns, adding to these staples with large and small game and fish. Their existence was suddenly disturbed in the spring of 1850 when a flood of gold-seeking miners poured into the canyons and valleys of the region in search of a fabled "Gold" Lake. Overnight, mining camps sprang to life. Rivers were turned from their beds, ditches were dug to bring water from distant sources to the diggings and the land was turned upside down.
A substantial Chinese population took up residence here and remained until the early 1900s when, with the decline in mining, most left the area.
The North, Middle and South forks of the Feather River were named in 1820 by Captain Louis Arguello as the Rio de las Plumas (River of Feathers) after the Spanish explorer saw what looked like bird feathers floating in the water.
"Plumas," the Spanish word for "feathers," later became the name for the county.
The river and its forks were the primary sites of early mining activity, with many smaller camps located on their tributaries. Over the next five decades gold mining remained the main industry of the county.
In 1850, the famous mountain man, James P. Beckwourth, discovered the lowermost pass across the Sierra Nevada and the following year navigated a wagon trail for California-bound emigrants from western Nevada, through Plumas County to the Sacramento Valley.
In March of 1854, Plumas County was formed from the eastern and largest portion of Butte County with the town of Quincy chosen as the county seat after a heated election.
In 1864, a large part of northern Plumas County was carved off to form present day Lassen County. Following this, Plumas County annexed a small portion of Sierra County which included the town of La Porte.
In the late 1850s, Greenville came into existence as a mining and farming community at the head of Indian Valley Chester, near Lake Almanor, was born as a result of damming Big Meadows and the lumber prospective from the timber stands covering the area.
Soon after the turn of the century, and with the construction of the Western Pacific Railroad in 1910, Portola came into existence.
With the railroad for transportation, the timber industry began to emerge as the primary economic force in the county. Until that time lumber was milled strictly for local use. Finished lumber could now be shipped nationwide from Plumas forests. The timber industry contributed enormously to the growth and prosperity of Plumas County and continues to do so to this day.
Coeval with the railroad's construction up the Feather River Canyon came some of the earliest tourists to the county. Resorts and lodges popped up at intervals along the "Feather River Route" to accommodate fishermen, hikers and sightseers.
In 1937, the Feather River Highway, touted as an "all weather route" was completed through the Feather River Canyon from Oroville to Quincy, linking Plumas County year-round to the Sacramento Valley. The last passenger train ran in 1970, and the line is now devoted to freight traffic only.
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Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,613 square miles (6,769 km 2 ), of which, 2,554 square miles (6,614 km 2 ) of it is land and 60 square miles (155 km 2 ) of it (2.29%) is water.
Plumas County has many lakes and streams which are renowned for their fishing. Outdoor activities are a major tourist draw. A small part of Lassen Volcanic National Park extends into the northwest corner of the county.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War" in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War" 25 June 1950 &ndash 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
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Indian Valley-Greenville Community
Welcome to the Greenville/Indian Valley area of Plumas County, California. Indian Valley, which includes the communities of Greenville, Taylorsville, Crescent Mills and Canyon Dam, is rich in beauty and history. Surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop, the valley is dotted with ranches, old barns and grazing cattle. The most alluring aspect of this verdant meadow is its serenity. Quiet roadways and beautiful vistas make Indian Valley one of the best spots in the county to take a scenic drive, especially during the spring and fall.
The valley also is popular with bicyclists, and is the setting for a number of yearly bike rides and races. The Maidu Indians were the valley's original inhabitants, and their influence on the region has provided a unique cultural background.
Greenville, the largest community, offers a full range of business and service establishments. It also is home of the Gold Digger Days celebration held each July to commemorate the area's vivid gold mining past. For more information about Indian Valley, visit Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, or call (530) 284-6633.
1855 September 13, Post Office established as Rabbit Town, Sierra, California.
Eli S. Lester, First Postmaster.
1857 July 6, Jesse C. Lester Postmaster for Rabbit Town, Sierra, California.
1857 November 19, Post Office established as La Porte, Sierra, California located 14 miles northeast of Strawberry Valley per the Postal Route Map. Was Rabbit Town. Came into Plumas County with Boundary change of 1866. Named for La Porte, Indiana.
Jesse C. Lester, First Postmaster.
1861 April 18, John Freeman, Postmaster.
1863 July 15, William F. Nace, Postmaster.
1864 July 22, Edwin J. Bryant, Postmaster.
1865 November 15, John H. Thomas, Postmaster.
1868 July 23, John R. Robinson, Postmaster. Postal Department used this date as change from Sierra County to Plumas County.
1868 December 30, John H. Thomas, Postmaster.
1869 January 8, Elevator - The Union formerly published at Quincy, Plumas County, has been removed to LaPorte.
1873 March 18, Julius C. Auburtus, Postmaster.
1874 April 22, Marysville Daily Appeal - Fire at LaPorte - Downieville, April 21st - A fire this morning at LaPorte, burned the roof off of the Alturas brick block and the fire-proof cellar of J.H. Thomas. The fire originated in Thomas' cellar, and it is believed the work of incendiaries.
1874 November 27, Henry Washington, Postmaster.
1899 June 19, Annie C. Greely, Postmaster.
1902 September 21, Riverside Independent Enterprise - Lotta Crabtree (1847-1924) was only between five and six years old when the miners at LaPorte, Plumas County, Cal., started her on the road to fortune by showering her every night with gold nuggets. Under the care of the old time minstrels Ben Cotton and Joe Murphy, she became famous as an actress and one of the wealthiest women in the theatrical world.
[A short biography of Lotta states she was born Charlotte Mignon "Lotta" Crabtree, and when her gold seeking father John Crabtree sent for his family to come west, they lived at Grass Valley. Famous neighbor, Lola Montez, began teaching the young Lotta to sing and dance. The height of her career was reached in San Francisco and that is where she invested in real estate. Lotta never married.]
LaPorte was a mining camp located on the flat land on both sides of Rabbit Creek. Rabbit Creek was a tributary of Slate Creek in the southwest corner of what today is Plumas County. The place was called Rabbit Creek from 1850 to 1857 and as it populated with permanent structures and residents, the name was changed to LaPorte. After the hydraulic mining ceased the community population dwindled to less than 50 in 1932. Many of the wooden buildings burned in the devastating fires (1861, 1869 and 1871) and the brick replacement buildings turned to ruins from time and weather.
On June 24, 1928, at the west entrance to town, a granite monument was placed by the Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Native Sons of the Golden West of Plumas County, to mark the old Emigrant Trail and to commemorate the discovery of gold on Rabbit Creek in 1850 leading to the establishment of LaPorte.
Today LaPorte is a small hamlet populated year around with an abundant visiting population in the summer and winters for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, biking, relaxing in the summer mountain air and snow mobiling in the deep snows of winter. In LaPorte's heyday, the wooden snow ski races were very popular.