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Near Tahoe City in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Placer County Emigrant Road

 
 
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By Kt, September 7, 2019
1. Placer County Emigrant Road Marker
Inscription.  The Placer County Emigrant Road, known today as the Western States Trail, extended from Yankee Jim's on the Foresthill Divide to the Washoe Valley in Nevada. Built in 1852, the road served emigrants before providing a link to the Comstock boom towns such as Gold Hill, Silver City and Virginia City in Nevada. In September, 1931, pioneer horseman Robert Montgomery Watson, along with the Native Sons of the Golden West, completed marking the portion of the trail from Lake Tahoe to Auburn. The granite monument before you is the original trail marker constructed by Robert Montgomery Watson during the summer of 1931.
 
Erected 1998 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter 3691.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.399′ N, 120° 16.531′ W. Marker is near Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. West side of Squaw Valley Ski Resort on the edge of Granite Chief Wilderness. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olympic Valley CA 96146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the
Placer County Emigrant Road Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Kristy T, September 7, 2019
2. Placer County Emigrant Road Marker and Monument
crow flies. Pioneer Ski Area of America (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roads and Bridges (approx. 7.2 miles away); Conflict Over Water (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Gatekeeper’s Cabin and Museum (approx. 7.2 miles away); A Tradition of Basketmaking (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Sacred Lake (approx. 7.2 miles away); A Safe Harbor (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lake Tahoe (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahoe City.
 
Regarding Placer County Emigrant Road. Robert M. Watson: Tahoe City Lawman
By Mark McLaughlin - May 24, 2017 https://thetahoeweekly.com/2017/05/33548/

In 1930, less than two years before he died, Watson constructed a granite monument near Emigrant Pass, a piece of history that still stands. Incredibly, Watson’s homemade commemorative marker, dedicated “to pioneers and men who served their country in wars and settling the country” at an elevation of 8,774 feet has withstood 87 winters at the top of Squaw Valley. Today, the Emigrant Road is now part of the 100-mile Western States Trail Race, an internationally renowned ultra-marathon endurance race for equestrians and runners.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2019, by Kristy T of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 22, 2019, by Kristy T of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Kristy T of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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