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Near Imlay in Pershing County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff

 
 
Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff Marker
Inscription. Jesse and Lindsay Applegate headed south from Williamette Valley, Oregon, June 29, 1846, seeking a less hazardous route to that region from the east. On July 21, they came to a large meadow on the Humboldt River, what is now the nearby Rye Patch Reservoir. Thus they established the Applegate Trail.

During the remainder of 1846 and for the next two years, Oregon emigrants successfully travelled this trail.

In 1848, Peter Lassen, hoping to bring emigrants to his ranch, acted as a guide to a party of 10 to 12 wagons bound for California. He followed a route from here to Goose Lake where he turned southward over terrain that was barely passable. The emigrants suffered great hardships: many lives and livestock were lost. It became known as the "Death Route".
 
Erected by Nevada Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and Dail E. Turney. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.135′ N, 118° 9.943′ W. Marker is near Imlay, Nevada, in Pershing County. Marker is at the intersection of Frontage Road and Lake Road, on the right when traveling west on Frontage Road. Click for map. Marker is
Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff Marker
located on the I-80 Frontage Road approx. one mile west of Imlay. Marker is in this post office area: Imlay NV 89418, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humboldt House (approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Frontage Road / Lake Road Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. Frontage Road / Lake Road Intersection
Rye Patch Reservoir is located several miles behind the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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