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Near Trinity Center in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California – Oregon Trail / California – Oregon Road

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2012
1. California – Oregon Trail / California – Oregon Road Marker
Inscription. About 60 feet above this marker a line of rocks marks the old Trappers and Emigrants Trail from Trinity River to Scott Valley. This route may have been used as early as 1829 by Hudsonís Bay trappers and others prior to the building of this road in 1860. This marker also marks six miles of original road between the American House at the mouth of Tangle Blue Creek and Scott Mountain Summit. This road linked San Francisco and Portland until the railroad through the Sacramento River Canyon was completed in 1888. The last stage ran this route in 1924.
 
Erected 2004 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter No. 62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 15.47′ N, 122° 41.03′ W. Marker is near Trinity Center, California, in Trinity County. Marker is on Scott Mountain Road (Route 3 at milepost 83.3), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is approximately 23 miles north of Trintiy Center. CAUTION!, there is no pullout near this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Trinity Center CA 96091, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. California – Oregon Stage Road
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2012
2. California – Oregon Trail / California – Oregon Road Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Church of Saints John & Paul (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hayden Hotel (approx. 7 miles away); Farrington Blacksmith Shop (approx. 7.1 miles away); Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle (approx. 9.7 miles away); Carrville (approx. 13.3 miles away); McBride Ranch (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2012
3. California – Oregon Trail / California – Oregon Road Marker
 
 
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