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Near Nyack in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Emigrant Gap

 
 
Emigrant Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
1. Emigrant Gap Marker
Inscription. The spring of 1845 saw the first covered wagons to surmount the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They left this valley, ascended to the ridge and turned westward to Old Emigrant Gap. The wagons were lowered by ropes to the floor of Bear Valley. Hundreds followed, before, during and after the Gold Rush. This was a hazardous portion of the Overland Emigrant Trail.

State Registered Landmark No. 403

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated June 25, 1950.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission and Placer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 403.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.955′ N, 120° 40.369′ W. Marker is near Nyack, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Highway 80 (Interstate 80), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a Scenic Vista parking area on the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Emigrant Gap CA 95715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alpha and Omega (approx. 4.4 miles
Emigrant Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
2. Emigrant Gap Marker
away); Ormonde (approx. 5.8 miles away); Emigrant Trail to Nevada City (approx. 7.7 miles away); The History of This Area (approx. 7.8 miles away); Washington Elementary School (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
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Bear Valley as seen from marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
3. Bear Valley as seen from marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,386 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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