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

First Log Cabin

 
 
First Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
1. First Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. Erected by Joseph Gray at S.W. corner of present day Bridge and Spring Streets to serve Dutch Flat Wagon Road traffic over Donner Pass.
 
Erected 1965 by Chief Truckee No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.743′ N, 120° 11.027′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Church Street east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10030 Church Street, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jax Truckee Diner (about 600 feet away); George Schaffer (about 700 feet away); Truckee (about 700 feet away); Theodore Dehone Judah (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Truckee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Truckee Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
Also see . . .  Uncle Joe's Cabin
First Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. First Log Cabin and Marker
The marker is visible mounted on the front of the building under the windows.
. In 1863 the town of Truckee did not exist. In fact, all that was visible along the banks of the Truckee River were rocks and virgin forest—except for one solitary log house built by pioneer Joseph Gray. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
First Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
3. First Log Cabin
Sign Above the Door image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
4. Sign Above the Door
Grays Cabin
Original Toll Station
Established 1863
Historic Home Next Door to the First Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
5. Historic Home Next Door to the First Log Cabin
The log cabin can be seen to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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