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Near Crescent City in Del Norte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon

 
 
Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
1. Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1858, this was the route of the Crescent City Turnpike. Following the present Elk Valley Road to Old Camp Lincoln, it then crossed the ridge, forded Smith River to low divide, and continued to Jacksonville, Oregon, by way of various gold camps.

California registered historical
landmark no. 645

 
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission and Del Norte County Historical Society. (Marker Number 645.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 41° 48.131′ N, 124° 8.452′ W. Marker is near Crescent City, California, in Del Norte County. Marker is at the intersection of Elk Valley Road and Parkway Drive, on the right when traveling north on Elk Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crescent City CA 95531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Lincoln (approx. 1.2 miles away); Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away);
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
2. Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon Marker
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Simpson-Reed Grove (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Metcalf Grove (approx. 2.6 miles away); National Tribute Grove (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tetrapod (approx. 4.2 miles away); Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Redwood National Park (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crescent City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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