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

Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow

Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 10, 2016
1. Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow Marker
Inscription.  "Went 15 miles came to a big meadow [grass lake] & campt we took water with us this morning found no good water here" - Phoebe S. Terwilliger, Oct 11, 1854
Erected 2008 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number Y-11.)
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 Yreka Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1854.
Location. 41° 38.622′ N, 122° 8.29′ W. Marker is near Tennant, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (California Route 97) 3.3 miles north of Grass Lake Fire Road, on the left when traveling north. 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yreka Trail-Splendid Pine Timber/Yreka Trail-To a Swamp (approx. 2.9 miles away); Yreka Trail - Down hill to Sheep Rock (approx. 3.7 miles away); Yreka Trail – A Splendid Cite (approx. 3.7 miles away);
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Mount Shasta (approx. 3.8 miles away); Yreka Historic Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Yreka Trail - Are Yet On Butte Creek (approx. 6 miles away); Yreka Trail - Sheep Rock (approx. 6.9 miles away); Emigrant Trail (approx. 7 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 route that split from the original 1852 route as a shorter and easier route for emigrants. The route continued northwest along the north edge of Grass Lake, then went south to Marker Y-12.
Regarding Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow. 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 a better experience of the history of this historic trail.
Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 10, 2016
2. Yreka Trail - A Big Meadow Marker
A Big Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 10, 2016
3. A Big Meadow Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2020. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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