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Near Vinton in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley

 
 
Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 9, 2016
1. Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley Marker
Inscription.  "We beheld a large valley spread out before us, surrounded by majestic mountains covered with pine and snow. Six miles down the valley brought us into camp on the banks of a branch of Feather River." - Jacob S Hayden, Aug 19, 1853
 
Erected 2012 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number B-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & 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 19, 1853.
 
Location. 39° 48.572′ N, 120° 12.48′ W. Marker is near Vinton, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 70 and Cow Camp Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 70. Marker is about 200 feet from the intersection of State Route 70 and Cow Camp Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vinton CA 96135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Pass (approx.
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4.7 miles away); Beckwourth Pass (approx. 5.2 miles away); Beckwourth Trail - Long Valley (approx. 8.4 miles away); Beckwourth Trail - Head Waters of Feather River (approx. 8.9 miles away); Hope Lodge No. 234 F & AM (approx. 9.1 miles away); Loyalton (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 9, 2016
2. Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley Marker
State Route 70 in the Beckwourth Valley image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 9, 2016
3. State Route 70 in the Beckwourth Valley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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