Clapper Creek

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Clapper Creek is the location where Peter Lassen and Edward Clapper were murdered in 1859.[1][2]

Fairfield (p. 171) writes:

"At the Black Rock range they camped one evening beside a small stream ever since known as Clapper creek. The camp was in a nook of the canyon overlooked by high bluffs on three sides There was a little feed for the horses and the place was a very pleasant if in those times dangerous location for a camp."

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  1. Asa Merrill Fairfield, "Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California," p. 173
  2. Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Skeleton May Be Lassen's Partner," February 17, 1992, p. 10.