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

Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End

 
 
Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 19, 2020
1. Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End Marker
Inscription.  
"Today we have landed to our journeys end neare Yreka, whare
we stopped to graze our teems ... we exspect to stay here some
days to rest   for the man that crosses the planes will feel
like resting when he gits through" - James Bardin, Aug 11, 1855

 
Erected 2008 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number Y-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & 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 August 11, 1855.
 
Location. 41° 42.696′ N, 122° 37.002′ W. Marker is near Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Campbell Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yreka CA 96097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Yreka Western (approx. 1˝ miles away); Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching (approx.
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1.6 miles away); The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Randolph Collier (approx. 1.7 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Riddle Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nicholas T. Delean Building (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
More about this marker. This marker is near where the Yreka Trail continued west/northwest to Yreka. From here, a good segment of Oberlin Rd is the original trail route as it leads into town.
 
Regarding Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End. 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 - Our Journeys End Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 19, 2020
2. Yreka Trail - Our Journeys End Marker
View of the marker and where the Yreka Trail crossed over Campbell Avenue here and through the open field in the distance and onto Oberlin Road and Yreka in the far distance.
 
 
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 222 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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