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Near Alleghany in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Henness Pass Road

Pioneer Emigrant Trail

 
 
Henness Pass Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
1. Henness Pass Road Marker
Inscription.
The main emigrant trail leading from Virginia City to Marysville, California. Traveled by pioneers as early as 1849.

 
Erected 1941 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Sierra Parlor No. 268.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.284′ N, 120° 52.421′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Road and Mountain House Road, on the left when traveling east on Ridge Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henness Pass Road - To Ridge Junction (a few steps from this marker); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rite Here (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Alleghany (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stamp Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Forest City Dance Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Forest City Brewery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alleghany.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the intersection of
Henness Pass Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
2. Henness Pass Road Marker
Ridge Road (Main Street), Mountain House Road and Pliocene Ridge Road. Pliocene Ridge Road intersects with Henness Pass Road about four miles east of the marker.

This marker is California Historical Landmark No. 421.
 
Also see . . .  Henness Pass Trail - Sierra College. The original Henness Pass road was primarily a road for an easier entrance into California. After the Donner Party disaster of 1846, emigrants avoided the rugged cliffs above Truckee (later Donner) Lake. Instead they turned northward taking a longer route developed by Patrick Henness (or Hanness) in either 1849 or 1850, although that is a subject of some debate. (Submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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