Near Montague in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Yreka Trail - Shasta River
verry cold nights frost last night not [feeling]
any better" - Hinsdale Truman Shepard, Sep 7, 1852
Erected 2008 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number Y-18.)
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 7, 1852.
Location. 41° 41.397′ N, 122° 32.111′ W. Marker is near Montague, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Montague Grenada Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montague (approx. 2.6 miles away); Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End (approx. 4˝ miles away); Yreka Chinese Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Stage Coach Station (approx. 5˝ miles away); Yreka Western Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching (approx. 5.8 miles away); No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (approx. 5.9 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located as close to the Shasta River as publicly accessible and near where the Yreka Trail crossed the river and made its way northwest towards Yreka. The trail merges into the current Oberlin Rd for a segment, then crisscrosses a couple of times before reaching Marker Y-19.
Regarding Yreka Trail - Shasta River. 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.