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Susanville in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nobles Trail - Bridge Creek

 
 
Nobles Trail - Bridge Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 9, 2016
1. Nobles Trail - Bridge Creek Marker
Inscription.  "This is a fine valley and has the purest and coldest water a man ever drank ... I think this is the most pleasant camping place we have had, fine pine timbers ... Found the grave of Nancy Allen today." Gorham Gates Kimball, Jun 23, 1865
 
Erected 2006 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number N-30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Nobles Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1865.
 
Location. 40° 30.561′ N, 120° 56.82′ W. Marker is in Susanville, California, in Lassen County. Marker can be reached from Bridge Creek Springs Road, one mile north of Merrill Flat Road. On Bridge Creek Springs Road, about one mile north of Merrill Flat Road, there is a dirt road on the left. Drive about five hundred feet on the dirt road to a parking area. Park and walk about 400 feet to the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Susanville CA 96130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15
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miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nancy Ann Allen (here, next to this marker); Nancy Ann Allen Grave (here, next to this marker); Nobles Trail - First Nobles Pass (approx. 2 miles away); Nobles Trail - Big Spring (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Chimney (approx. 12.8 miles away); Nobles Trail - Dry Valley (approx. 12.8 miles away); Lassen Emigrant Trail (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Nobles Trail - Bridge Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 9, 2016
2. Nobles Trail - Bridge Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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