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

California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff

 
 
California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff Marker
Inscription. About two miles southwest of this marker, the Greenhorn Cutoff ascended and wound through the hills for about twelve miles to avoid river crossings in Carlin Canyon.
 
Erected 1995 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number C-38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.032′ N, 115° 55.343′ W. Marker is near Elko, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 292, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. To visit the marker, exit I-80 at Exit 292 (Hunter) and follow the signs to the California Emigrant Trail Interpretive Center; the marker is at the gated entrance to the Center. Marker is in this post office area: Elko NV 89801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marking Time (here, next to this marker); The End of the Hastings Cutoff (a few steps from this marker); About Your Journey ... (a few steps from this marker); The Humboldt River Highway (a few steps from this marker); The California Emigrant Trail Interpretive Center
California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff Marker
Preserved segment of California Trail behind marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); West End of Hastings Cutoff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoppe-Lienhard Wagon Group (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elko Airport (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elko.
 
Also see . . .  Trails West - Marking the Emigrant Trails to California. Official website of Trails West Inc. (Submitted on November 22, 2013.) 
 
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California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff Marker
Next to information kiosk at entrance to California Emigrant Trail Interpretive Center
Preserved Segment of California Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
4. Preserved Segment of California Trail
Behind Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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