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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chief Truckee

 
 
Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. Chief Truckee Marker
Inscription.
The legendary Paiute leader; friend and guide; breveted a “Captain” by John C. Fremont; gave his name to this valley, river and town: died near Payton, Nevada, in 1860.
 
Erected 1974 by Chief Truckee Chapter 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.607′ N, 120° 10.552′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Brockway Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is visible from the parking lot of the Truckee River Regional Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10870 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jax Truckee Diner (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Schaffer (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Truckee (approx. half a mile away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (approx. half a mile away); Sierra Mountain Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Truckee (approx. half a mile away); Theodore Dehone Judah (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
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Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. Chief Truckee Marker
 Chief Truckee. Chief Truckee, continually made himself available as a guide to the endless succession of emigrant groups. There is no record of how many parties of emigrants Truckee personally guided safely over the Sierra to Sutter's Fort or by others on orders from him. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Chief Truckee Marker
Chief Truckee image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
4. Chief Truckee
This sculpture was done by Gordon Huff, reknown artist and Clamper. His work is seen on many Clamper plaques located throughout Northern California.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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