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Near Davis Creek in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Applegate Trail

Part of the Oregon Trail National Historic Trail System

 
 
Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 29, 2020
1. Applegate Trail Marker
Inscription.  

This is the location of the junction of the original 1846 route of the Applegate Trail and the 1853 realignment of the trail as laid out by road engineers from Siskiyou County. The original route goes due east from this point and its traces are no longer visible. The route continues westward as FS Rd 46N05A to Green Tank and Fletcher Creek. The 1853 route goes southward for 0.3 mile as a still visible but very eroded trace. It then continues southward for about 5 miles as FS Rd 46N02, where it turns eastward into Goose Lake Valley.
 
Erected by Modoc National Forest.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail, and the California Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 41° 50.055′ N, 120° 34.471′ W. Marker is near Davis Creek, California, in Modoc County. Marker is on FS 46N05A, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davis Creek CA 96108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Road - Devil's Garden (here, next to this marker); South Road - McGinty Creek (approx. 4.3 miles away); South Road - Fletcher Creek (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Applegate Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away); South Road - Applegate Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away); Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka (approx. 12.4 miles away); Applegate Trail - Davis Creek (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker resides just south of another Applegate Trail marker monumented by Trails West Inc.
 
Regarding Applegate Trail. It should be noted that the Applegate Trail is also known as part of the Oregon Trail because the emigrant route was created as an alternative 'Southern Route into Oregon' and a less dangerous route than the Oregon Trail which blazed through northeastern Oregon and into the Willamette Valley in the early-to-mid 1800s.

Trails West, Inc. sells a driving guidebook titled A Guide to the Applegate Trail - From Goose Lake to Southern Oregon which provides maps and additional history on the Applegate Trail as it passed through designated marker locations. Purchasing this guidebook prior to visiting the Applegate Trail markers
Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 29, 2020
2. Applegate Trail Marker
View of marker looking west and along the Applegate Trail used from 1846-1854 and now Forest Rd 46N05A.
is highly encouraged to gain a better experience of the history of this historic trail.
 
Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 29, 2020
3. Applegate Trail Marker
View of marker looking south along Forest Rd 46N02 and where the Applegate Trail was used by emigrants in the years 1853 and later heading north to this junction and merging with the Applegate Trail used by emigrants from 1846-1854 coming in from the east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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