Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1828 – 1903
Erected 1986 by Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 19.625′ N, 120° 11.042′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on West River Road just west of Brockway Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10015 West River Road, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Jax Truckee Diner (within shouting distance of this marker); Truckee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Truckee (about 400 feet away); Theodore Dehone Judah (about 400 feet away); First Log Cabin (about 700 feet away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (about 700 feet away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (about 700 feet away); C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
Regarding George Schaffer. From the Truckee Donner Historical Website:
A lumberman who came to Truckee in 1867 and became partners with Joseph Gray to build the first saw and lumber mill. He also brought the first locomotive over the summit on sleighs using thirty yoke of oxen.
Also see . . . History of the Truckee Area. The Truckee Donner Historical Society details the history of Truckee. (Submitted on October 27, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.