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

Truckee Trail - Approaching Sacramento Valley

 
 
Truckee Trail - Approaching Sacramento Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 6, 2016
1. Truckee Trail - Approaching Sacramento Valley Marker
Inscription.  "We are evidently approaching the plains [of Sacramento Valley]. The hills are decreasing in magnitude & every thing indicates that we have gotten through the most difficult part of the mountains." - Jacob R. Snyder, Sep 25, 1845
 
Erected 2007 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number T-66.)
 
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 25, 1845.
 
Location. 39° 3.52′ N, 121° 8.295′ W. Marker is near Higgins Corner, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Garden Bar Road and Troy Road, on the left when traveling south on Garden Bar Road. Driving south on Garden Bar Road, you will take a ninety degree turn to the west at Troy Road. The marker is on your left just after you make the turn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grass Valley CA 95949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Truckee Trail - Last of the Foothills (approx. 1.3 miles away); Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Truckee Trail - Among the Foothills (approx. 7.8 miles away); Truckee Trail - All Hills and Ravines (approx. 8.3 miles away); Olivers (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Graham Hotel (approx. 9.2 miles away); Truckee Trail – To Johnson Ranch (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Truckee Trail - Approaching Sacramento Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 6, 2016
2. Truckee Trail - Approaching Sacramento Valley Marker
 
 
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 158 times since then and 13 times this year. 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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