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

Truckee Trail - Forks Right & Left

 
 
Truckee Trail - Forks Right & Left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 6, 2016
1. Truckee Trail - Forks Right & Left Marker
Inscription.  "[From Greenhorn Creek] we past [sic] up a steep ascent (doubled teamed) & came to the forks of the road. The right goes by the way of Yuba & left straight on by Johnsons [Ranch] We taken [sic] the left." - Augustus Ripley Burbank, Sep 19, 1849
 
Erected 2007 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number T-60.)
 
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 Trails West Inc., and the Truckee Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1849.
 
Location. 39° 9.009′ N, 120° 58.016′ W. Marker is near Chicago Park, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Colfax Highway (California Route 174) and Lower Colfax Road, on the left when traveling north on Colfax Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago Park CA 95712, 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. Old Bear River Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cape Horn Promontory (approx.
Truckee Trail - Forks Right & Left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 6, 2016
2. Truckee Trail - Forks Right & Left Marker
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2.7 miles away); Truckee Trail - All Hills and Ravines (approx. 3 miles away); Butcher Shop (approx. 3˝ miles away); Jacob Keck, Sr. (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Jacob Keck, Sr. (approx. 3˝ miles away); Colfax Freight Depot (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Railhead Saloon (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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