“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Weed in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Emigrant Trail

Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
1. Emigrant Trail Marker
Inscription.  As early as 1852 wagon trains of overland emigrants crossed 600 feet to the north into Shasta Valley and Yreka; and at this point the 1857 Military Pass from Fort Crook emerged to join the westward emigrant road.
Erected by California State Park Commission, The Siskiyou County Historical Society and the County of Siskiyou. (Marker Number 517.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the California Trail, and the Yreka Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 41° 33.505′ N, 122° 12.583′ W. Marker is near Weed, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 97 and Military Pass Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 97. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weed CA 96094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yreka Trail - Sheep Rock (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yreka Trail - Sheep Rock Springs (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mount Shasta
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Yreka Trail - Down hill to Sheep Rock (approx. 4.1 miles away); Yreka Trail – A Splendid Cite (approx. 4.1 miles away); Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow (approx. 7 miles away); Yreka Trail - The Snelling Ranch (approx. 7˝ miles away); Dwinnell Dam (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weed.
Regarding Emigrant Trail. This marker is located south of the junction of both the original 1852 Yreka Trail route and its replacement 1854 route from the north (a shorter and easier route).
Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 18, 2013
2. Emigrant Trail Marker
Highway 97 looking north.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2013. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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