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Near Old Station in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Historic Crossroads Gateway

 
 
Historic Crossroads Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2012
1. Historic Crossroads Gateway Marker
Inscription. This stone monument, built in 1935, stands at the historic north entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park from Lassen National Forest. Before the highway intersection was rerouted to its current location, visitors drove past this monument into the park.

The Park road is one of the first built in national parks designated to “lay lightly on land.” The road blends in with the surrounding environment and provides views of the most scenic and geological interest. Road construction by the National Park Service and Bureau of Public Roads began in 1925 through 1931. The Civilian Conservation Corps continued this work from 1933 to 1941.

The original route has been maintained through the years and today, visitors enjoy the scenic drive as it traverses active geothermal areas, sub-alpine forests, mountain meadows and lava fields.
 
Erected by United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 40° 32.687′ N, 121° 34.652′ W. Marker is near Old Station, California, in Shasta County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 44 and Lassen Peak Highway (
Historic Crossroads Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2012
2. Historic Crossroads Gateway Marker
The marker is beside the bush on the left.
California Route 89), on the right when traveling north on State Route 44. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Station CA 96071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. People of the Land (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. one mile away); Loomis Legacy (approx. one mile away); Nobles Trail – Third Nobles Pass (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Lassen/The Noble Pass/The Park Highway (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nobles' Emigrant Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hot Rock (approx. 6 miles away); Devastated Area (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
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Lassen Volcanic National Park Gateway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2012
3. Lassen Volcanic National Park Gateway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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