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Near Soda Springs in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Overland Emigrant Trail

 
 
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
1. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker
Inscription. It is estimated more than 30,000 settlers came into California over this trail in the year 1849. Near this site outcroppings of rocks still bear the marks of wagon wheels. For those travelers who reached this point the next ordeal was the tortuous descent into Bear Valley.
 
Erected 1976 by California Department of Parks and Recreation and Placer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 799-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.366′ N, 120° 31.064′ W. Marker is near Soda Springs, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Hampshire Rocks Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Big Bend Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49685 Hampshire Rocks Road, Soda Springs CA 95728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party (here, next to this marker); Rainbow Lodge (approx. half a mile away); Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field (approx. 5.7 miles away); Summit City / Meadow Lake
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
2. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Meadow Lake – Excelsior (approx. 7.2 miles away); Emigrant Gap (approx. 8.3 miles away); Norden Station (approx. 8.8 miles away); Summit Valley (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker and Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
3. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker and Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party Marker
The two markers are located under a large conifer in front of the Big Bend Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016.
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