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Near Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Overland Emigrant Trail

 
 
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
1. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker
Inscription. At this point the Old Overland Trail approaches the present highway. More than a hundred years ago the trail resounded to creaking wheels of pioneer wagons and the cries of hardy but footsore travelers buoyed by the realization their long trip to the gold fields was about over.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission (October 23, 1976). (Marker Number 799.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 3.713′ N, 121° 5.313′ W. Marker was near Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker was on State Highway 49 10 miles south of Grass Valley, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Grass Valley CA 95949, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Olivers (approx. 7.4 miles away); Colfax Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Colfax Record (approx. 7.7 miles away); Memorial Hall
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
2. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker
(approx. 7.7 miles away); Colfax Passenger Depot (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Brick Building in Colfax (approx. 7.7 miles away); Leopold & Josephine Lobner (approx. 7.7 miles away); Murphy’s Saloon (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 799).
 
Regarding Overland Emigrant Trail. It is estimated that over thirty thousand people used this trail in 1849. Source: California Registered Historical Landmark Description
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker at Johnson's Ranch, Wheatland.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Marker Base with Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. Marker Base with Missing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,266 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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