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Near Lovelock in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

About Your Journey ...

 
 
About Your Journey ... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. About Your Journey ... Marker
Inscription. Whichever direction your travels take you, you're going to have a similar experience to what the California-bound emigrants had. You're going to see the same country, except for the towns and the ranch meadows. The big difference, though, is that you'll be traveling at a much faster pace. From here, you can be in California in a few hours. For the emigrants, it was as much as a month's journey. As you drive and look back at the country, think about those people who plodded along day after day through the thick alkali dust and sand—headed toward dreams of gold or a new life.

The California Trail had its beginnings at several points along the Missouri River, and included several variant routes across the Great Basin and over the Sierra Nevada mountains into California. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, most travelers made the journey by rail.

You're Invited!
There are many California Trail sites like this one, spread across Nevada. They're marked on this map.
As you stop at these sites, you'll learn more about what happened to these emigrants as they traveled across the Great Basin. Be sure to visit the California Trail Interpretive Center just west of Elko, Nevada.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series.
Traveling Through Hell and About Your Journey Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Traveling Through Hell and About Your Journey Markers
At the Trinity Rest Area at the junction of I-80 and US 95
This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.435′ N, 118° 44.974′ W. Marker is near Lovelock, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 95 and Interstate 80, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the Trinity Rest Area on US 95 and is accessed from Exit 83 of Interstate 80. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelock NV 89419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveling Through Hell (here, next to this marker); A Home of Early Man (here, next to this marker); Forty Mile Desert (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
More about this marker. The marker is in poor condition, and parts of the marker are difficult to read or illegible.
 
Also see . . .  California Trail Interpretive Center Website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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