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Near Viola in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nobles Trail - Deer Flat

 
 
Nobles Trail - Deer Flat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, September 25, 2013
1. Nobles Trail - Deer Flat Marker
Inscription.  "Deer Flat is quite a little valley. Here were two ranches or farms. Emigrants stop here to rest and recruit their stock...We lay over eights day [sic]" - John Murray Mickey, Aug 12, 1854
 
Erected 2008 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number N-51.)
 
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 Nobles Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 12, 1854.
 
Location. 40° 31.849′ N, 121° 41.231′ W. Marker is near Viola, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Deer Flat Road, 0.9 miles north of California Route 44, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located where Deer Flat Road makes a sharp left turn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shingletown CA 96088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nobles Trail - Manzanita Chute (approx. 2 miles away); Nobles Trail - Battle Creek Ford (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nobles Trail - Manzanita Creek
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(approx. 4.8 miles away); Historic Crossroads Gateway (approx. 5.8 miles away); People of the Land (approx. 5.9 miles away); Nobles Trail – Junction (approx. 6.2 miles away); Nobles Trail – Third Nobles Pass (approx. 6.2 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Viola.
 
Deer Flat Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, September 25, 2013
2. Deer Flat Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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