Near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Emigrants of 1852-1853
The route in brief: Leavitt Meadow, Fremont Lake, Emigrant Meadow Lake, Brown Bear Pass, down Summit Creek, Relief Valley, Whitesides Meadow, Burst Rock, Bell Meadow, MiWuk Ridge, N. Twain Harte, Phoenix Lake, Sonora, Columbia.
Early summer of 1853, Geo. W. Patrick, Sonora’s 2nd mayor, met a wagon train bearing his wife & daughters at the Carson River. Convincing the group to take the Sonora Rt. He was nearly lynched when the going got tough. The Rt. was described as ‘strewn with wreckage of prairie schooners, oxen
That summer approx. 600 wagons 2,100 emigrants and 19,000 head of cattle used this route. Notable parties Duckwall, Trahern, Kerrick, Browder, Crow & Stubblefield
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1853.
Location. 38° 18.665′ N, 119° 44.743′ W. Marker is near Pinecrest, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Kennedy Meadows Road. The marker is located at the Kennedy Meadow Resort at the end of the Kennedy Meadows Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pinecrest CA 95364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jewels of the High Country (a few steps from this marker); Following in their Footsteps - East Flange Rock (approx. ¾ mile away); Hayes Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sonora Pass (approx. 6 miles away); Sonora Mono Toll Road (approx. 6 miles away); Route of the Bartleson-Bidwell Party - 1841 (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Last Battle (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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