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

First Permanent Emigrant Trail Markers

First Permanent Emigrant Trail Markers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carey Pearce, PGP NSGW, November 3, 2017
1. First Permanent Emigrant Trail Markers Marker
Inscription.  The nearby monument was envisioned in 1929 by C. F. McGlashan, Truckee’s foremost resident 1872-1931 and author of the 1880 classic, The History of the Donner Party; P.M. Weddell, who placed wooden signs on the Donner Trail from Verdi, Nevada over Coldstream Pass to Lake Mary from 1924 until his death in 1951; and W.F. Know and, U.S. Senator (1945-1959) and the chairman of The Native Sons of the Golden West’s Landmark Commission.

The three trail authorities met in McGlashan’s law office in Truckee to draw up the text for the plaque on this monument, listed as #3 on the map to the right and a companion plaque for the monument listed as #5, located one half mile to the west on old Hwy 40 and Coldstream Road
Erected 2014 by E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 39° 19.533′ N, 120° 13′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Donner Pass

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Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee CA 96161, 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. The Emigrant Trail (here, next to this marker); The Gateway Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donner Party (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schallenberger Cabin Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Donner Party (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rocking Stone (approx. 1˝ miles away); World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Truckee Jail (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 2, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 9, 2023