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Near Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cutoff to Johnson Ranch and Placerville

 
 
Cutoff to Johnson Ranch and Placerville (Top Rail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 18, 2022
1. Cutoff to Johnson Ranch and Placerville (Top Rail)
This T-marker has two welded horizontal rails with two plates for the Johnson Cutoff and one for the Carson Trail.
Inscription.  

Cutoff to Johnson Ranch and Placerville

"Came...up to the forks of the road, one goes to Placerville and one to Weaver Town (Weberville), took our right hand road to Placerville or Hang Town, and came to what is called Johnson's ranch" - Milo Stannard Baker, Aug 13, 1850

Johnson Cutoff - Union Hill

"Three miles from where we leave the [South Fork American River] we came to the junction of the roads where the Carson and Cutoff Road joins [sic] into one." - William Wirt, Oct 4, 1853
 
Erected 2011 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number JC-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 13, 1850.
 
Location. 38° 45.297′ N, 120° 32.814′ W. Marker is near Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Creek Road and Old Carson Road on Park Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carson Trail - Junction (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johnson Cutoff - Fresh Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johnson Cutoff - Bartlett Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Logging in El Dorado County (approx. 1.8 miles away); The California Gold Rush (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Mormon Emigrant Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bullion Bend Robbery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock Pines.
 
More about this marker. This T-marker has two horizontal steel rails welded together. The rails contain two plates for Johnson Cutoff JC-25, one plate on the top rail and one on the bottom rail. The bottom rail also contains a plate for Carson Trail CR-61 on the side opposite the Johnson Cutoff plate.

The number JC-25 is not displayed on either Johnson Cutoff plate, but it is referenced the Trails West, Inc. publication Johnson Cutoff & Luther Pass Trail Driving Guide.
 
Johnson Cutoff - Union Hill (Bottom Rail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 18, 2022
2. Johnson Cutoff - Union Hill (Bottom Rail)
Johnson Cutoff JC-25 and Carson Trail CR-61 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 18, 2022
3. Johnson Cutoff JC-25 and Carson Trail CR-61
Johnson Cutoff JC-25 and Carson Trail CR-61 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 18, 2022
4. Johnson Cutoff JC-25 and Carson Trail CR-61
Intersection of Park Creek Road and Old Carson Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 18, 2022
5. Intersection of Park Creek Road and Old Carson Road
"Came...up to the forks of the road, one goes to Placerville and one to Weaver Town (Weberville)...."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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