Kirkwood in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Emigrant Road
Erected 1959 by California State Parks Commission and the Silver Lake Camperís Association. (Marker Number 661.)
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 42.178′ N, 120° 2.189′ W. Marker was in Kirkwood, California, in Alpine County. Marker was on Carson Pass Scenic Byway (State Highway 88), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at Caples Lake, 17.3 miles east of Woodfords. Marker was in this post office area: Kit Carson CA 95644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Summer Retreat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caples Lake (approx. one mile away); Kirkwood's (approx. 1.9 miles away); Naming of Carson Pass (approx. 2.7 miles away); Snowshoe Thom(p)son (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kit Carson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Memorial to Pioneer Odd Fellows (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Summit (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
Regarding Old Emigrant Road. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 661 on November 5, 1958.
Also see . . . The History of El Dorado County. This Old Emigrant Road across the Sierras went through the current El Dorado, Amador and Alpine Counties. (Submitted on July 31, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Emmigrant Trails
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,080 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 2. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.