Beckwourth Trail - Long Valley
Erected 2012 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number B-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Beckwourth Trail, the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 16, 1852.
Location. 39° 45.353′ N, 120° 3.975′ W. Marker is near Chilcoot-Vinton, California, in Lassen County. Marker is on Scott Road, 2.3 miles south of California Route 70, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chilcoot CA 96105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beckwourth Pass (approx. 3˝ miles away); Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Pass (approx. 3.9 miles away); Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley Loyalton (approx. 10.9 miles away); Historic Transportation From Honey Lake To Virginia City (approx. 12.1 miles away in Nevada).
Regarding Beckwourth Trail - Long Valley.
Wagon train emigration to California lasted less than three decades.
The first wagon train to reach California was the Bartleson-Bidwell Party in 1841 when California was part of Mexico.
In 1869, upon completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, wagon trains were replaced by passenger trains.
Passenger trains were replaced, in turn, by automobiles and airplanes in the second half of the 20th century.
You can see this history in Long Valley.
Beckwourth Emigrant Trail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.