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Beckworth Trail - Over a Sage Plain

 
 
Beckworth Trail - Over a Sage Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 20, 2016
1. Beckworth Trail - Over a Sage Plain Marker
Inscription.  "Leaving the [Truckee] river bore off to the right over a sage plain near a mile with rather sandy road to the base of a low ridge." - D. B. Andrews, Aug 9, 1852
 
Erected 2012 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number B-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Beckwourth Trail, the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 9, 1852.
 
Location. 39° 32.174′ N, 119° 45.683′ W. Marker is in Sparks, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on C Street west of Victorian Plaza Circle, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of the City of Sparks Municipal Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 C Street, Sparks NV 89431, 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. Sparks (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bank of Sparks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glendale School (1864-1958) (approx. 0.4 miles away); James C. Lillard Railroad Park History
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Chinese in Nevada (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (approx. half a mile away); Coney Island (approx. one mile away); Glendale School (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparks.
 
Beckworth Trail - Over a Sage Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 20, 2016
2. Beckworth Trail - Over a Sage Plain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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