Early Butte Valley Pioneer - Siskiyou Co, California
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In 1862 his brother Presley Dorris settled the ‘D’ Ranch approximately 2 miles east of the present town of Dorris. The original ranch house has been preserved and is still there.
The town of Dorris was established as a result of the railroad coming through this part of the valley. Dorris was named for Presley Dorris of the D ranch. Dorris was incorporated in 1908. Several buildings were moved four miles from Picard to the Dorris townsite.
Other family members also settled in this area - including his mother and brother Cyrus, Lethe, Columbus and Carlos.