Near Tennant in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Yreka Trail - Up Butte Creek
miles and pitched our tents. We lost a fine horse here."
- Andrew Soule, Sep 29, 1854
Erected 2008 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number Y-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Trails West Inc., and the Yreka Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1854.
Location. 41° 41.673′ N, 121° 59.263′ W. Marker is near Tennant, California, in Siskiyou County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macdoel CA 96058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yreka Trail - Out of Danger (approx. 0.8 miles away); Yreka Trail - Near a Little Lake (approx. 1.9 miles away); Yreka Trail - Quite Stony Today (approx. 2.9 miles away); Yreka Trail - Quite a Stream (approx. 3.9 miles away); Yreka Trail - Are Yet On Butte Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); Yreka Historic Trail Yreka Trail - One Very Steep Stony Hill (approx. 5.3 miles away); Yreka Trail-Splendid Pine Timber/Yreka Trail-To a Swamp (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tennant.
More about this marker. This marker is part of the 1854 trail split from the original 1852 route. This 1854 section of the trail was an easier route than the 1852 route and meandered along the dirt track road south of this marker. It merged with the 1852 trail route just west of of the underpass of the railroad tracks and continued south towards Orr Lake. Incidentally, another trails organization, the Oregon-California Trails Association, has monumented a carsonite/fiberglass Yreka Trail marker just south of the Y-7 marker and along the trail route where there are swale remnants of the original trail.
Regarding Yreka Trail - Up Butte Creek. Trails West, Inc. sells a driving guidebook titled A Guide to the Yreka Trail which provides maps and additional history on the Yreka Trail as it passed through designated marker locations. Purchasing this guidebook prior to visiting the Yreka Trail markers is highly encouraged to gain
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