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Forbestown California is a sleepy community in the foothills of the Sierras and in the Plumas National Forest. Part of Butte County and Yuba County, at an elevation of 2840 feet, we are approximately 100 miles north east of Sacramento. Our surrounding communities are, Brownsville and Challenge.

The Forbestown area first attracted worldwide attention when gold was discovered in California. Mining soon gave way to ranches and sawmills. Today logging is the major industry in the district.

Old Forbestown 1857
Forbestown 1857
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Did You Know?

July 13, 1882 La Porte to Oroville, Plumas County. This stage is loaded with gold and George Hackett is also loaded with a shotgun that foils the robbery and Black Bart loses his derby. The same stage is again heldup in Forbestown and Hackett blasts the would-be robber into the bushes and this is also mistakenly blamed on Bart.

Jared and Mary Forbes 1866

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You may find more History on Forbestown, see some Pictures of The town or look at some old Photo's of the people that roamed these hills. If you are into playing games, you might want to stop by the Forbestown Game Room. Maybe you are looking for a Business here in Forbestown.
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