Kirkwood in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Emigrant Road
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 661
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Silver Lake Camperís Association July 11, 1959.
Erected 1959 by California State Parks Commission and the Silver Lake Camperís Association. (Marker Number 661.)
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 42.178′ N, 120° 2.189′ W. Marker was in Kirkwood, California, in Alpine County. Marker was on Carson Pass Scenic Byway (State Highway 88), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at Caples Lake, 17.3 miles east of Woodfords. Marker was in this post office area: Kit Carson CA 95644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Summer Retreat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caples Lake Kirkwood's (approx. 1.9 miles away); Naming of Carson Pass (approx. 2.7 miles away); Snowshoe Thom(p)son (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kit Carson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Memorial to Pioneer Odd Fellows (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Summit (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kirkwood.
Regarding Old Emigrant Road. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 661 on November 5, 1958.
Also see . . . The History of El Dorado County. This Old Emigrant Road across the Sierras went through the current El Dorado, Amador and Alpine Counties. (Submitted on July 31, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Emmigrant Trails
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