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Near Montague in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Yreka Trail - The Snelling Ranch

 
 
Yreka Trail - The Snelling Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 10, 2016
1. Yreka Trail - The Snelling Ranch Marker
Inscription.  "The first day of October we journeyed west fourteen miles to the Snelling Ranch, now called the Hurd Ranch, near Sheep Rock, Shasta Valley." - Andrew Soule, Oct 1, 1854
 
Erected 2008 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number Y-15.)
 
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 1, 1854.
 
Location. 41° 37.383′ N, 122° 19.569′ W. Marker is near Montague, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Harry Cash Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montague CA 96064, 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 - Down Shasta Valley (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yreka Trail - Sheep Rock Springs (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dwinnell Dam (approx. 5.9 miles away); Yreka Trail - Splendid Roads (approx. 6.2 miles away); Mount Shasta
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(approx. 6˝ miles away); Yreka Trail – A Splendid Cite (approx. 6˝ miles away); Yreka Trail - Down hill to Sheep Rock (approx. 6˝ miles away); Little Shasta Congregational Church (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montague.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the approximate location of the Yreka Trail. The driving guidebook mentions the trail follows a small segment of Harry Cash Road on the east side of the road to the marker and swales can still be seen.
 
Regarding Yreka Trail - The Snelling Ranch. 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 - The Snelling Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 10, 2016
2. Yreka Trail - The Snelling Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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