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Horace Gasquet was born in France about 1821, and died 1896 in Del Norte County, California. The French immigrant arrived in Crescent City 1853. In 1857, he purchased 320 acres of land at the north and middle forks of the Smith River. Immediately he began to set up Gasquet Village, on a flat spot in the mountains and forests, between Crescent City and the Oregon border.

Around 1860, he completed one of the first mule trails to the interior and to the Oregon Territory. Later, he had a mule trail built to Happy Camp on the Klamath River, where he opened another mercantile store, in addition to his mining activities there. Then he opened a store at Waldo, Oregon. Later, he established the very successful Gasquet Resort.

Horace Gasquet

gasquet, California

elevation: 370'
population: 685
zip code: 95543


inland river valley, curvy canyon with redwood forest and highway

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Del Norte County
close to Oregon border
off of Hwy. 199 @ jct. Gasquet Flat Rd.

Breathtaking scenery of redwoods, rivers, forests, mountains. Rural residential; Close to Oregon border.

USFS Gasquet Ranger Station:
Six Rivers National Forest

10600 Highway 199
Gasquet, CA 95543

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nearby towns:
Crescent City
Smith River
Klamath Glen
Happy Camp

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