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Near Nyack in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Emigrant Gap

 
 
Emigrant Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
1. Emigrant Gap Marker
Inscription.  The spring of 1845 saw the first covered wagons to surmount the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They left this valley, ascended to the ridge and turned westward to Old Emigrant Gap. The wagons were lowered by ropes to the floor of Bear Valley. Hundreds followed, before, during and after the Gold Rush. This was a hazardous portion of the Overland Emigrant Trail.

State Registered Landmark No. 403

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated June 25, 1950.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission and Placer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 403.)
 
Location. 39° 17.955′ N, 120° 40.369′ W. Marker is near Nyack, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Highway 80 (Interstate 80), on the right when traveling west. Marker is at a Scenic Vista parking area on the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emigrant Gap CA 95715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Emigrant Gap
Emigrant Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
2. Emigrant Gap Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Nyack Lodge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alpha and Omega (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ormonde (approx. 5.8 miles away); Meadow Lake (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Bear Valley as seen from marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
3. Bear Valley as seen from marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,856 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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