Near Dardanelle in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Route of the Bartleson-Bidwell Party - 1841
Erected by USFS, Stanislaus National Forest.
Location. 38° 20.513′ N, 119° 55.474′ W. Marker is near Dardanelle, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from Mono Way (California Route 108) 15.2 miles from Herring Creek Lane. Click for map. Heading east on Hwy 108 toward Sonora Pass, from Herring Creek Road in Strawberry (this is the street the Post Office is on), go 15.2 miles to Donnell's Vista (sometimes called Donnell's Overlook). Turn into the parking area on the left and park. Marker is in this post office area: Pinecrest CA 95364, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Last Battle (a few steps from this marker); Hayes Station (approx. 7.7 miles away); Kennedy Meadows Jewels of the High Country (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Emigrants of 1852-1853 (approx. 9.9 miles away); Reynold’s House (approx. 10.3 miles away); Bedrock Mortars (approx. 10.4 miles away); Old Emigrant Road (approx. 10.5 miles away).
More about this marker. There is a paved footpath that leads from the southeast corner of the parking area down to the overlook. The sign is along this path.
Also see . . .
1. Bidwell-Bartleson Party, 1841. The Bidwell-Bartleson Party was the first emigrant party to travel overland to California along the route that would eventually become the main California Trail. (Submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
2. What Ever Became of John Bartleson?. The first emigrant train to California has been called the Bartleson Party, the Bartleson-Bidwell Party, and the Bidwell-Bartleson Party, after its captain, John Bartleson, and its most prominent member, John Bidwell. Bidwell rose to fame and influence in California, but what became of the captain of the company?.... (Submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. The First Emigrant Train to California by John Bidwell. (Submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
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