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Near Soda Springs in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley

 
 
Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
1. Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley Marker
Inscription.  About one mile from our camp and we left the valley to our right and went up a ravine on the left; 4 miles more brought us to a group of lakes (6 in number) the water in them was cool and beautifully clear - John Markle, August 22, 1849
 
Erected 2001 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number T-42.)
 
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 August 22, 1849.
 
Location. 39° 18.776′ N, 120° 22.87′ W. Marker is near Soda Springs, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Soda Springs Road, 0.8 miles south of Donner Pass Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Soda Springs CA 95728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant Wagon Route (a few steps from this marker); Lake Van Norden Dam (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soda Springs Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soda Springs Store
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Summit Valley Native American Mortars (approx. 0.8 miles away); Donner Summit Lodge (approx. one mile away); Central Sierra Snow Lab (approx. one mile away); Dutch Flat Donner Lake Wagon Road (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
2. Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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