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Near Norden in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

McGlashan Point

 
 
McGlashan Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
1. McGlashan Point Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated August 10, 1986 in honor of
Charles Fayette McGlashan
1847-1931
Truckee’s patriarch, historian, author, editor, attorney, legislator, inventor, entomologist and astronomer.
His last public address was given in 1926 at the Donner Summit Bridge dedication.
This site is named in his memory by the people of Truckee.

 
Erected 1986 by The People of Truckee.
 
Location. 39° 19.113′ N, 120° 19.114′ W. Marker is near Norden, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Donner Pass Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norden CA 95724, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transcontinental Railroad (here, next to this marker); Donner Pass (here, next to this marker); Stephens – Townsend – Murphy Party of 1844 (within shouting distance of this marker); Donner Summit Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); Rainbow Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donner Summit Bridge (about 300 feet away); Petroglyphs (about 700 feet away); China Wall of the Sierra (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Norden.
 
More about this marker.
McGlashan Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
2. McGlashan Point Marker
Donner Lake is seen in the distance.
This marker is located at the Donner Lake Overlook on Old Highway 40.
 
Also see . . .  McGlashan, C. F. (Charles Fayette), 1847-1931. Charles Fayette McGlashan was born in Wisconsin in 1847 and came overland with his father and sisters, arriving at Placerville in September 1854. (Submitted on March 30, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 5 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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