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Granite Bay in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Express Trail

 
 
Pioneer Express Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 23, 2007
1. Pioneer Express Trail Marker
Inscription.  Between 1849 and 1854, Pioneer Express riders rode this gold rush trail to the many populous mining camps on the American River bars now covered by Folsom Lake. - Beals, Condemned, Dotons, Long, Horseshoe, Rattlesnake, and Oregon - on the route to Auburn and beyond.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Park Commission May 5, 1957. (Marker Number 585.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 38° 43.499′ N, 121° 10.323′ W. Marker is in Granite Bay, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Folsom-Auburn Road and Beals Point Road. Marker is located on the riding trail at Folsom Lake Recreation Area, Beals Point. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9899 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay CA 95746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad Right of Way
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Railroad Gate (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fire Extinguisher (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tree Stump Hitching Post (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sergeant C.W. Parker (approx. 2.3 miles away); Prison Doodlebug (approx. 2.3 miles away); Horse Head Hitching Post (approx. 2.3 miles away); Johnny Cash Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. Take Folsom Blvd. to Beals Point. Marker can be reached by walking north on levee. At the far end of levee, a trail goes up the hill on the left side. The marker is on this trail, a short hike up the hill, on the right side of trail.
 
Regarding Pioneer Express Trail. The original trail is under the waters of Folsom Lake.
 
Pioneer Express Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 23, 2007
2. Pioneer Express Trail Marker
Photo taken from northwest of marker.
Folsom Lake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 23, 2007
3. Folsom Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,954 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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