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Near Omega in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit

 
 
Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, December 11, 2013
1. Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit Marker
Inscription.  "Climbing the steep mountain road [from Bear Valley] to the summit, we struck off in a westerly course, along a heavily timbered ridge" John Steele, Sep 21, 1850
 
Erected 2013 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number NC-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 21, 1850.
 
Location. 39° 18.932′ N, 120° 45.114′ W. Marker is near Omega, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on State Highway 20, on the left when traveling east. Park in the Alpha Omega Rest Stop. The marker is seventy yards east of the rest stop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alpha and Omega (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City Road - Opposite Washington Diggings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ormonde (approx. 3.1
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miles away); Emigrant Trail to Nevada City (approx. 3.3 miles away); The History of This Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Washington (approx. 3.9 miles away); Washington Elementary School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Brimskill Building (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, December 11, 2013
2. Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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